Coconuts!

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Coconuts!

Postby bonnacon » Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:16 pm

In "The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England" it says ........In 1337 in the house of Hugh le Bever a taverner of London, you will see a rare cup made out of a coconut.......... but does anyone know of any receipes using coconut flesh?

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Re: Coconuts!

Postby Fairfax » Sat Mar 06, 2010 4:05 pm

You might find it easier to look for NUX INDICA (INDIAN NUT), I think this is what it was called before the 13th cent. may be wrong though



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Re: Coconuts!

Postby bonnacon » Sat Mar 06, 2010 5:02 pm

Thanks F - appreciate the info !!


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Re: Coconuts!

Postby gregory23b » Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:01 pm

Bonners

general mention
th.(Add 27944) 236b/b: Þer is also many diuersite of notes þat acordeþ to medicyne as nux musticata, nux indica, and nux uomyta and oþre suche. Nux muscata, the note migge, is þe fruyt of a tre þat groweþ in Inde.

medicinal use
?a1425 *Chauliac(1) (NY 12) 108a/a: Nux indica is manyfoldly frend to iuncturez & to neruez afore oþer þyngz spryngyng of þe erþe.

?a1425 *Chauliac(1) (NY 12) 178b/a: Nux is a fruyte..abstersiue. Nux indica is a fruyte..wiþ temperament of heette, whos oile comforteþ neruez.

Can't think of any food recipe with it, I can of course ask my food head buddies.


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Re: Coconuts!

Postby bonnacon » Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:28 pm

Thanks Greggers! Medicinal uses eh.......well at least it wasnt a suppository, accurate re-enactment has its limits :o Appreciate the info as always.


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