Winner of the James Beard/ KitchenAid Cookbook of the Year 2000 and Winner of the Beard Award for the Best Writing on Food 2000.
 
 
December 14, 2017
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Mangia Bene

The Sea and Seamen
The slow movement of people to the plains, down from the mountains, took hundreds of years...

 

Fishing off Spain in Medieval Times
    In the Mediterranean when one mentions hake, one must talk about the Spanish...

 

Greek Fishermen-Sailors in the Sixteenth Century
    In the Pelion region of Greece, fishermen in the fifteenth century would give up their gardens and hunting and move their families to the streets of the local harbor for the fishing season...

 

Fishing off Egypt and Syria in Medieval Times and Today
Following the littoral to the east along the North African coast from Tunisia, we do not meet any significant fishing activity until we reach the coast of Egypt...

 

Medieval Fishing off Sicily
The most important fishing industry of the medieval Mediterranean was, arguably, in Sicily, and even there fish played a modest albeit constant role in the food of the island...

 

Fishing in Provence in the 16th Century
Among Christians, the Lenten period is a time of penitential preparation for Easter beginning on Ash Wednesday, about six weeks before, and is part of a forty-day fast in imitation of Jesus Christís fasting in the wilderness...

 

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