Re: tomato issue
- Forgive the quick plug for another Yahoo eGroup:
This list covers all areas of Food and Feasting within Medieval
reenactment groups... although SCA is in the Title, it also has
members from other groups (Kingdom of Acre, Adrian Empire, Empire of
Chivalry and Steel, even a few LARPs and educational historic
groups). Authenticity cooking is NOT a requirement to join the list -
the scope is fairly broad. The is a FILE and LINK SECTION filled
with answers to questions such as yours...as well as many others...
i.e. is Honey Butter Period as a bread spread at feast, What can I do
to add ambiance to a Feast Hall, Is their a cooking guid in my area,
Right now new members have to be approved, but only because of a
recent rash of SPAM... all are welcome to join.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "ladynorelle" <ladynorelle@y...>
> help! I'm autocratting an event in a couple of weeks. I asked oneof the local households if they would like to provide lunch for the
> event. they said yes. Here's my problem. They want to serve (amonginquisition theme, so I have to consider the time period, location,
> other things) gazpacho. Now the event does have a spanish
and that whole columbus thing. But my understanding has always been
that tomatoes are not period, even after they had been "discovered"
they were not widely eaten and even considered possibly poisonous.
>an area I've researched myself. So I'm perfectly willing to admit
> Even though I've been in for over a decade, cooking has never been
I'm wrong on this one. But I don't think I am. I also don't want
this group of people to look like they don't have a clue, especially
since > they are a household of mostly new people looking for their
place in our shire and the SCA. (which is part of why I asked them
to do lunch in the first place.)