alternate englands - belated questions
Jadwiga Zajaczkowa / Jenne Heise
jenne at fiedlerfamily.net
Wed Feb 16 12:18:49 EST 2005
> >Please do not tease the medievalists... we get grumpy when explaining
> >that pasta was available in Europe before Marco Polo.
> I didn't mean to. If it doesn't make you too grumpy, tell me about
> this. I
> learned at somebody's knee that MP brought pasta back from China.
> [Don't you hate how knees lie?]
*grin* Pasta (linguine, in particular) is described in the Tacuinum
Sanitatis. We have reason to believe it may have come into Europe
through the Middle East, since the Tacuinum is originally Middle
Eastern, but there is also reason to believe it may have been Roman.
One site out there that gives some information and is reasonably
-- Jadwiga Zajaczkowa, Knowledge Pika jenne at fiedlerfamily.net
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