[Sca-cooks] olive oil too expensive to be used as a cooking oil?

Sayyeda al-Kaslaania samia at idlelion.net
Mon Jan 30 16:46:10 PST 2012

Hello Liutgard,

In the first paragraph I posted of Miller's text he discusses the 
comparison of modern and medieval cuisine. If you're interested in 
analysis of trade and price in the Mediterranean during the Middle Ages, 
I encourage you to read some of S.D. Goitein's work. I have only fished 
through about half of two of his volumes, so I'm certain more discussion 
of olive oil could be found there.

Sayyeda al-Kaslaania

On 1/30/2012 10:14 AM, Laura C. Minnick wrote:
> Considering the brisk trade in olive oil throughout the middle east 
> (And outside of it, as Doc points out), I would think that price would 
> vary only perhaps by proximity. My guess is that Miller is holding 
> modern western ideas in his head while examining and discussing 
> medieval middle eastern cuisine.
> Liutgard

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