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söndag 7 december 2008

I am a wrongdoer

- Strawberrys doesn't come to Europe until the 18th century, which mean you can't use them in medieval recipes
- Currants should in this case probably be interpreted as raisins

Let this be a lesson to you! Check up on your sources!

2 kommentarer:

Isis sa...

but but but! depictions of wild strawberries are all over the margin embellishments in 15th century manuscripts!

Peter sa...

Are you sure they are not... "smultron" - like tiny strawberries - which could (and still can) be found in abundance in the wild.