Re: [Authentic_SCA] Re: Years covered by SCA
- Begging your pardom, Gregory, but "corn" in Britishese actually means any
kind of grain, not just wheat. It can also mean barley or oats.
On Tue, 30 Dec 2008 14:04:05 -0800 Greg Lindahl <lindahl@...> writes:
> On Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 09:56:56PM +0000, Marianne Perdomo wrote:____________________________________________________________
> > The same thing happens with "corn" from time to time. You will see
> > references to medieval corn which is actually wheat, not maize.
> I guess you live in the US? Outside the US, you still see references
> to corn, meaning wheat. I see it all the time in the Economist,
> is a magazine mostly written by British correspondents.
> -- Gregory
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- I've been thinking for awhile about why I object to New World foods at
feasts. It isn't the fact that they aren't period. Its more the fact that
it seems that when things like potatoes, tomatoes, chocolate and turkey were
served, they would have been a novelty. These foods would have been new and
exotic and serving them at a feast would have made a statement. Serving
them as a ordinary part of a feast, with no effort to get people to think
about how 16th century people would have seen these foods has the effect of
pulling us into the modern world, where a dish of mashed potatoes is
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