Any time I hear someone ask a question like "Are frimblepods period?" I start to get itchy. I immediately want to respond with questions like "For which time period?" and "For what geographical area?" I mean really, think about it. While honey glazed parsnips were likely to be found in 16th century England, I'd be really surprised to find haggis in 7th century Japan.
This database is an attempt to answer such questions with a little more precision. Simply select the location and approximate year in the form below and a list will be generated of the ingredients documented on or before that year in that location.
Note that the absence of a particular ingredient does not mean that it was not commonly used in the time period in question - this database is far from complete.
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