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For BadCat and Renaissance Fair Folk

I came upon this list of foods unknown or unused in Europe in the Middle Ages and thought it was worth sharing. A good checklist for the fastidiously correct or those who just like to be annoying at Renaissance Fairs.
  • Allspice
  • Artichokes
  • Bananas
  • Broccoli
  • Chili Peppers
  • Chocolate
  • Cocoa
  • Coffee
  • Cranberries
  • Green Beans
  • Green Peppers
  • Iceberg Lettuce
  • Indian Corn
  • Kiwi
  • Margarine
  • Peanuts
  • Pineapple
  • Potatoes
  • Red Peppers
  • Rhubarb
  • Shortening
  • Tea
  • Turkey
  • Tomatoes
  • Vanilla Bean
  • Yams
  • Yellow Peppers


No chocolate?!?!? Screw that!
Heh, in all seriousness, thanks for the list - interesting stuff.

And for any other Ren Geeks who find this type of stuff interesting, Olde World Renaissance Faire is still looking for volunteers. :)

I am SO glad you didn't list beer, because there is no way I could make it through a day at The Ren Fest without the ubiquitous Black and Tan. mmmmm (dark)beer

should try a Stuck Boat at the Burrito Union, if you like B&Ts...Tugboat porter and Superior Trail IPA...delish! it's not officially on the menu, but if you ask Mark nicely he'll probably make it for you.

Luce should serve a B&T made with Guinness and Schlitz, and call it a "Jamie Ness."

And isn't there always some fat king gorging on a turkey leg at every Renaissance fair?


Thanks for the tip, I'll be sure to ask for one (or more) next time I'm there.

The Jamie Ness is, technically, a can of beer with a shot of gin in it ...

haha. Both of those drinks show up in the lyrics to "dodging the landlord". Order one today!

What, no Hot Pockets?

Even worse -- no peanut butter.

Since we're sort of on the subject of novelty boilermakers... being of a certain age, when I started hearing people talk about drinking "Red Bull and vodka," I was at once impressed and alarmed.

how does Red Bull work if you're a vegetarian? isn't "taurine" a by product of some sort of meat process?

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