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Monday, September 28, 2015


Meat on a Sword in
Saslik Russian restuarant, Helsinki
Photo from Cory Doctorow
generosity. Kings and nobles during the Middle Ages were characteristically generous in feeding their subjects especially between the 12C -15 C. Spaniards and English like Henry IV of Castile, Edward IV of England, Juan Pacheco Castile’s Marques of Villena, Richard Neville, England‘s Earl of Warwick and Miquel Lucas Iranzo, Constable of Castile, spent vast amounts on food. In the Neville household all the guests were invited to carry away as much meat that would fit on their swords. [Castro. Alimentación.1996:78; and Pacho. “Cocina.” 1994:146]

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