acorns as food

Iain Davidson (
Thu, 29 Aug 1996 12:17:10 +1000

jordi juan-tresserras wrote:
> I am working in a study about the acorn use as human food in the
> Iberian Peninsula and the Maghreb area. If anyone know some
> bibliographic references or some recipes (porridge, stews, cakes,
> ..), please let me know.
> Thanks in advance for your collaboration,
> Yours,
I once asked similar questions when I was working on my PhD in Valencia.
Domingo Fletcher, then the Director of the Servicio de Investigacion
Prehistorica, told me that he consumed nothing else than acorns for one year
during the Civil War. There must be a huge repertoire of recipes and anecdotes
from that period.