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Old 08-07-2019, 04:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Kimstu View Post
Returning to the New -> Old half of the exchange, how about blueberries (Cyanococcus)? Would you say they're now an "essential" ingredient outside the New World, and if so, did they "replace" another food?
I wouldn't call them essential, and there are native Old World "blueberries" : bilberries.
Originally Posted by guizot View Post
I wonder if tomatoes "replaced" anything in Europe, or if they were just a whole new thing that eventually took hold.
I can't really think of a common Medieval ingredient it replaced. There did used to be a lot more fruit used in meat dishes, but I'm not sure if tomato could be said to replace that, or just came in as styles were changing anyway.

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