Well....I am well into planning our Spring meal!
Thanks to those who gave me ideas. One of the
toasts I will propose during the meal will be for
all of you..."To absent friends".
Anyway, yesterday I bought a copy of "Herb
Companion". In it was an article dealing with
young fern shoots (I can't remember the name, but
they are tightly coiled) and how to cook/serve
them. It struck me as something the Romans would
have loved. Does anyone know if the Romans ate
any fern shoots? Are there any references to it?
I am thinking about "Romanizing" them for this
dinner, but if there is a recipe I would like to
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On Thu, 6 Apr 2000, Radar wrote:
> them. It struck me as something the Romans would
> have loved. Does anyone know if the Romans ate
> any fern shoots? Are there any references to it?
A good place to look would be Andrew Dalby's book _Siren Feasts_ -- he
uses the archeological record extensively and is well into ancient use of
'found foods' like acorns etc.