497Re: [cooking_rumpolt] OT: 16th c. German, not Rumpolt
- Mar 9, 2010Gwen Cat wrote:
>Thank you for repeating the link. I am skimming things as I am atI really love that opening :0)
>work. and having skimmed over the link I would suggest the ihnen is
>the Turks (turkish peoples) since the entire article is about the
>food they eat (and his opening statement seems he is underwhelmed:
>the turks eat poor wretched (miserable) foods/dishes that one
>shudders (to think about eating them)...
Clearly Dernschwam had his own ideas of what was good food, and what
he was seeing in Turkiye did not meet his expectations. I suspect
that we can learn a bit about European attitudes to their own
cuisines by reading their descriptions of food they come across in
Dernschwam has more derogatory comments farther along, too.
Urtatim [that's err-tah-TEEM]
the persona formerly known as Anahita
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