[Sca-cooks] Herbs

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Tue Jan 15 21:10:06 PST 2013

Urtatim mentioned:
<<< So any herb/spice merchant may *think* they're selling one thing, when they're actually selling another, because it's what THEIR vendor told them it was. >>>

Lol. Not just a modern problem, either. Look up some of the fantastical stories about where and how many Europeans thought spices from the East originated!

Not to mention the confusion caused by the New World herbs and spices and the explorers/merchants trying to fit them into what they knew. i.e.: The naming of the New World capsicum peppers being named after the black pepper.


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