University of Atlantia

Course Detail

Spinach - History and modern equivalances

Instructor:
Eleanor de Bolton


Instructor's Kingdom: An Tir, Time Zone: PST
University Session:
UA107 June 12, 2021
Crs #:
202
Time:
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee:
Length:
1 hr
Credits:
1
Attendees:
20/30
Room:
Archimedes
Course Category:
Knowne World Sciences Symposium
Description
Medieval spinach differs in seed shape, growth pattern, and taste & texture to spinach commonly found in modern grocery stores. We will review archaeobotanical studies, historical images, and literature in a quest to better understand Spinach's origins, spread, and characteristics in pre-1600’s Europe. Eleanor will also share her experiences growing and cooking various spinach varieties in attempts to find a more medieval spinach for recreating pre-1600’s recipes. Link to handout: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1doDHQwkee0b4yCavr9WZUmodyddbgyRJ/view?usp=sharing
Day-of-class Contact Info
IM: 541.829.1753 or FB messenger: https://www.facebook.com/eleanor.debolton.5