[Sca-cooks] My dinner de-brief
Laura C. Minnick
lcm at jeffnet.org
Sun Jun 3 00:44:47 PDT 2012
On 6/2/2012 10:04 PM, 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."
Lemons travel pretty well, and in my time period the Franks had control
of Lombardy, which extended quite a ways into Italy. I'm also looking to
citrus on the Iberian peninsula, but that is sketchier- the Saracens
weren't exactly fans of Charles and I don't know how much trade there
was with them, if any.
> Athol Braose contains whiskey, which I don't think the Carolingians had.
That is true, but as I noted, it was brought by a friend, and I
graciously accepted the gift. To have refused it would have been
exceptionally rude. It didn't stick out, and I don't think it ruined
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