[Sca-cooks] olive oil too expensive to be used as a cooking oil?
samia at idlelion.net
Mon Jan 30 16:46:10 PST 2012
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.
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.
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