mistressaldyth at gmail.com
Thu Jan 24 14:05:52 PST 2013
Yay Bear!!. I have been looking into my archeological grain findings too.
Seems they refer to rye more times than not. One of the more recent finds
On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 12:48 PM, Terry Decker <t.d.decker at att.net> wrote:
> Remnants of grain is very helpful. The thickener is obviously starch from
> cereal. The remnants are very likely the "middlings" from milling flour,
> most probably wheat or spelt. You might also want to look for archaic
> definitions for the translation of "remnants." It is possible that they
> are actually referring to flour or even wheat starch.
> The Primary Chronicle (or The Tale of Bygone Years) is actually early 12th
> Century (about 1113) and covers Kievan history from about 850 to 1110.
> Since there isn't (to my knowledge) an existing copy of the original you
> may be looking at a modification from the 14th or 15th Century.
> And, there are again those nebulous 10th century references to the
>> Chronicle where this was made. What kind of "thickener" would have been
>> use then? "Remnants of grain" isn't helpful.
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