[LMB] meat

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Tue Nov 2 19:38:57 GMT 2010


On 11/2/2010 1:27 PM, mtraber251 wrote:
> Oddly enough, you find copies of the exact same 'recipes' all over
> europe. When the nobles married, the women tended to take along their
> chefs [and most french cuisine is actually thanks to the italian chef of
> Catherine di Medici [who married Henri the second I believe] The
> normans, ie vikings rolled into Normandy in 820-920 CE, by the way. The
> earliest scandanavian cookbook [Harpestrang - Old Danish Urte-books,
> Stonebooks and Cookbooks] is dated 1300-1350 CE, and is obviously a copy
> of a continental cookbook brought into the area either by purchase,
> theft or marriage. All the recipes are close to what you would have
> found in the French Italian German or English courts of the day.

Instead of having a culture bring its lutefisk from a single country 
geographic home, there was a culture of the rich and powerful that had 
Europe as its home.    Not the Europe of the poor, but a very different 
Europe.



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