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Re: [Authentic_SCA] on white and sweet potatoes

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  • Katherine Throckmorton
    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
    Message 1 of 80 , Jan 5, 2009
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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
      commonplace.

      -Katherine


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    • Katherine Throckmorton
      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
      Message 80 of 80 , Jan 5, 2009
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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
        commonplace.

        -Katherine


        [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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