woensdag 25 juli 2012
"The carrot of familiar reddish orange hue (a native of Afghanistan) appeared in the eastern Mediterranean circa the eight to tenth centuries, the initial period of Arabic-Islamic expansion. Carrots were established in Andalusia by the early twelfth century; in France, the Netherlands, and Germany in the fourteenth century; and after 1400 or so in Engeland - a rather leisurely rate of diffusion."
Susan Pinkard, A Revolution in Taste. The rise of French cuisine, 1600-1800, Cambridge, 2009.
Het prentje: Gerrit Dou (1613-1675), Vrouw die wortelen schraapt, tweede helft 17de eeuw.