[Sca-cooks] My dinner de-brief
ddfr at daviddfriedman.com
Sun Jun 3 00:07:28 PDT 2012
On 6/2/12 10:48 PM, James Prescott wrote:
> Lemons used extensively in Belgium in second half of 16th Century
> Ouverture, published 1604).
The post I was responding to was about a Carolingian feast. I don't
believe the Carolingian Empire was still functioning in the 16th century.
Lemons were being used in al-Andalus in the 13th c.
> At 10:04 PM -0700 6/2/12, David Friedman wrote:
>> Where are you imagining the feast happening? Lemons might have been
>> available in Italy, but I'm not sure how much farther north.
>> Wikipedia claims that lemons entered Europe no later than the 1st
>> century AD, but were not widely cultivated, and that " The first
>> substantial cultivation of lemons in Europe began in Genoa in the
>> middle of the 15th century."
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