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Old 11-07-2013, 04:33 PM   #121
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Not to mention paprika, made from a pepper, which is also indigenous to South America.
Good point.
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Not to mention paprika, made from a pepper, which is also indigenous to South America.
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Goulash probably predates the use of tomatoes as food in Europe too.
maybe,maybe not.the spanish introduced tomatoes & the portuguese peppers,to europe in the early to mid 1500's.no actual record of when goulash was first cooked tho'
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maybe,maybe not.the spanish introduced tomatoes & the portuguese peppers,to europe in the early to mid 1500's.no actual record of when goulash was first cooked tho'
We're guessing it's older than that.

And I'm pretty sure that only the rich got tomatoes and peppers for quite a while after they were introduced to Europe.
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Old 11-07-2013, 04:59 PM   #124
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maybe,maybe not.the spanish introduced tomatoes & the portuguese peppers,to europe in the early to mid 1500's.no actual record of when goulash was first cooked tho'
Being endlessly curious about food and history, this is one of my favorite sites: http://www.foodtimeline.org/foodsoups.html#goulash
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Old 11-07-2013, 04:59 PM   #125
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We're guessing it's older than that.

And I'm pretty sure that only the rich got tomatoes and peppers for quite a while after they were introduced to Europe.
When tomatoes were first introduced, they were thought to be poisonous along with potatoes.
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When tomatoes were first introduced, they were thought to be poisonous along with potatoes.
Which is why I wrote, "...predates the use of tomatoes as food in Europe...".
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Old 11-07-2013, 05:18 PM   #127
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Being endlessly curious about food and history, this is one of my favorite sites: The Food Timeline: history notes--soup
GG, thanks for reminding me about this site. I don't visit as often as I should. Great info on gulyas.
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GG, thanks for reminding me about this site. I don't visit as often as I should. Great info on gulyas.
You're welcome :-)
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Old 11-07-2013, 06:30 PM   #129
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GG, thanks for reminding me about this site. I don't visit as often as I should. Great info on gulyas.
I was just reading some of the recipes and one calls for a "Faggot of Sweet-herbs and parsley."
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I was just reading some of the recipes and one calls for a "Faggot of Sweet-herbs and parsley."
I marked it for one of my favorites.
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