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Not all food that is commonly eaten today was available in [[Europe]] in [[period]]. Various plants originated in the [[New World]] and it took a while before they were used in Europe for [[cooking]].
 
 
 
*[[chocolate]] (well there is ONE specific recipe for chocolate tart that is apparently documentably pre-[[1600]] (just), but all other uses of chocolate are best proven period first).
 
*[[chocolate]] (well there is ONE specific recipe for chocolate tart that is apparently documentably pre-[[1600]] (just), but all other uses of chocolate are best proven period first).
 
*new world [[vegetable]]s
 
*new world [[vegetable]]s
 
**[[tomato]]
 
**[[tomato]]
 
**[[potato]]
 
**[[potato]]
**[[sweet potatoe]]
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**[[sweet potato]]
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**[[corn]] (maize)
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**[[bean]]s of the snap, kidney and lima variety
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**[[squash]]
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*new world [[fruit]]s
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**[[pumpkin]] - although some old world gourds (nothing like the orange things) were called pumpkin 
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**[[pineapple]]  -- (''although they are '''supposed''' to have been carved, in period, within Rosslyn Chapel in Scotland)''
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**[[papaya]]
 
*[[tropical fruit]]s
 
*[[tropical fruit]]s
 
**[[pawpaw]]
 
**[[pawpaw]]
 
**[[mango]]
 
**[[mango]]
**[[pineapple]]
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**[[pineapple]] -- ''see above''
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*[[meat]]s
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**[[turkey]]
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**[[llama]]
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**[[alpaca]]
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**[[guinea pig]]
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(''Note'' - Yes, those meats can be eaten and were by indigenous tribes.)
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Latest revision as of 23:18, 6 October 2006

Not all food that is commonly eaten today was available in Europe in period. Various plants originated in the New World and it took a while before they were used in Europe for cooking.

(Note - Yes, those meats can be eaten and were by indigenous tribes.)