[Sca-cooks] Rude and Barbarous Kingdom

Sharon Palmer ranvaig at columbus.rr.com
Wed Jan 16 22:37:27 PST 2013

Rumpolt 1581 has recipes for Indianischen Henn 
complete with a drawing that is clearly a New 
World turkey.  Judging by the number of times it 
is mentioned, turkey is already very popular.

"Indianishen" is used for several other things 
that are probably also New World varieties. 
Indianische Schweinlein  and Indianische 
Fercklein (Guinea pig), and Indianische Bonen 
(perhaps New World beans).  I think the name is 
because Columbus thought the New World was India, 
not that the things came from India.

(Btw here is a link on eating Guinea pig 

Also recipes for Eagle, Ostrich, Bustard, swan, 
Wood Grouse, Black grouse, Rock Pheasant, 
Pheasant, Pelican (appolgies to peers), heron, 
crane, peacock, Wild goose, Domestic goose, Wild 
duck, "Mittel Endten" or Pintail duck, 
"Duckendten" or Diving duck, Pletzlein (another 
kind of duck I haven't identified), Capon, Old 
hen, Young chicken, Hazel Grouse, Partridge, 
Woodcock, Green woodpecker, Raven, tame dove, 
Turtledove, Quail, Fieldfare Thrush, Thrush 
Trostle, Blackbird, larks, Starling, Nightingale, 
Frigate Bird, Swift, small swallows, White crow, 
cuckoo, Hoopoe, Wren, and "allerley kleinen 
Vögeln" various small birds.


>New World Turkeys appear in Campi's Fowl seller. I will have to look up the
>date but I believe it is mid 1500s.
>From an old NPR, in Russia the turkey is called Injushka "bird of India"
>There is a very slim possibility that it is a turkey via India.

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