[Sca-cooks] My dinner de-brief

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Sun Jun 3 06:00:21 PDT 2012

We've discussed this before of course. I mentioned several years back that
> Healths Improvement/ which was written by Moffett in the
> 1590’s and published long after his death in 1655 does mention limes and lemons
> so they were known in Elizabethan England." page 39. At that time I went back
> and checked Moffett and the passage on lemons and limes
> appears on pages 206 and 207.(image 110 on EEBO) and it is
> clear that he means both limes and lemons as he mentions both with
> relation to the citrons that were mentioned previously. >>
> The title page says: "Written by that ever Famous Thomas Moffett …".


On Jun 3, 2012, at 1:48 AM, James Prescott wrote:

> Lemons used extensively in Belgium in second half of 16th Century (Casteau's
> Ouverture, published 1604).
> 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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