And it didn't get to the so-called New World until the Spanish brought it, on the cusp of the 16th century. We had bee honey, but no cane sugar.
I was reading from McGee's On Food and Cooking and learned that cane sugar comes from Asia. By the Middle Ages they were using it in the Arab world and it didn't get to Europe until the 13th c.
cristinaMember Since 26 Jan 2005
Offline Last Active Private
- Group Members
- Active Posts 1,498
- Profile Views 8,704
- Member Title Advanced Member
- Age 68 years old
- Birthday June 29, 1944
Morelia, Michoacán, México
- Website URL http://www.mexicocooks.typepad.com