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Fri Jan 25 14:33:43 PST 2013
What do you think of the idea that buckwheat groats could be used?
On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 6:39 PM, Terry Decker <t.d.decker at att.net> wrote:
> Rye was the common grain of northern Europe. It was well suited for the
> climate and the short growing period. Less common, but also grown in the
> Ukraine (remember the source is from Kiev) was winter wheat, which was
> brought to the US by Russian Mennonites in the 19th Century. The potato is
> probably out of period.
> 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
>> says potato....
>> On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 12:48 PM, Terry Decker <t.d.decker at att.net>
>> Remnants of grain is very helpful. The thickener is obviously starch
>>> 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
>>> 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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