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Tomatoes and potatoes was Hello,

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  • Stefan li Rous
    Back on Sept. 29, Jarlath Riley said:
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 24 12:52 AM
      Back on Sept. 29, Jarlath Riley said:
      <<< I do not have my own garb yet, but I am trying to get authentic garb. I do not mind a stew with potatoes and tomatoes, but I never mind potatoes and tomatoes. >>>

      Both potatoes and tomatoes are "period" but not "medieval". Still, unless they are at an event being staged in the late 16th C, it is better not to use them. Even then they were really only known in parts of Italy and Spain and they shout "modern" to me.

      For more info on these see these files in the FOOD-VEGETABLES section in the Florilegium.

      16C-Tomato-art (16K) 9/ 5/02 "Sixteenth Century Italian and Spanish Tomato References" by Johnnae llyn Lewis,
      Helewyse de Birkestad, and Brighid ni Chiarain.

      Tomatoes-art (22K) 10/15/06 "Love, Death or Mere Curiosity? The Tomato
      in Renaissance Europe" by Mistress Renata Kestryl of Highwynds

      tomatoes-msg (34K) 1/17/05 Tomatoes in period.

      potatoes-msg (142K) 5/15/08 Period white and sweet potato use. Recipes.

      If you've never been there, the address of the Florilegium can be found in my signature line below. Since you are new to the SCA, I'd also recommend you take a look at the NEWCOMERS section. There is also a section on clothing.


      THLord Stefan li Rous Barony of Bryn Gwlad Kingdom of Ansteorra
      Mark S. Harris Austin, Texas StefanliRous@...
      **** See Stefan's Florilegium files at: http://www.florilegium.org ****
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