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306Re: [ByzantiumNovumCulture] Byzantine foods

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  • Amma Doukaina
    Apr 1, 2012
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      Hi there! Good question!

      I tend to think that, since Byzantium was a true medieval melting pot,
      there would be people who'd have loved modern foods! People came to
      Byzantium looking for the things they couldn't get in other parts of the
      medieval world, like spices. The medieval ideas about foods no longer
      exists, and I'd bet that, given a way to time travel forward, the
      Byzantines would have been quite amazed by the variety of foods the
      western world offers. The Byzantine people were quite forward-thinking
      when it came to food and brought us corned beef and the fork....I'd think
      they'd happily enjoy the host of flavors we have today! After all, we're a
      modern-times melting pot, not much different from Byzantium, and with a
      whole new variety of foods to enjoy, I'd think it'd be quite a wonder to


      On Thu, 16 Feb 2012 16:04:00 -0500, Henry Marks <hmarks1270@...>

      > Query: It is my opinion that The Empire changed slowly over its 11
      > century
      > existence. When I traveled to Mount Athos about 10 years ago, I found
      > that
      > monasteries which preserved many of the Byzantine traditions were not at
      > all adverse to introducing foods from the New World (ie, tomatoes).
      > Would
      > modern Byzantium welcome hamburgers, tacos and sausages which included
      > blood, even with the Church's proscriptions against eating blood?
      > Demetrios

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