[Sca-cooks] My dinner de-brief

David Friedman 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 
> (Casteau's
> 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.
> Thorvald
> 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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