[Sca-cooks] Recipe help

Saint Phlip phlip at 99main.com
Tue Mar 18 21:32:15 PDT 2008

Yeah, think it was you ;-) Was very interested in the recipe- sounds
delightful, and would be very easy to get someone started cooking on
an open fire, beyond hot dogs ;-)

What's your interpretation of the parchment-like bacon? It's French,
so I'm thinking it might actually not mean what we mean by bacon,
being so close to Latin- perhaps a seasoned fatty pork? Anybody?

Any spicing or pre-soaking suggestions in Le Menagier?

Jadwiga- you happen to know what the humoral properties of small birds
might be? I'm thinking they might be hot and dry in lesser degree than
red meats, and thus a marinade might be a reasonable option.

Anyone else any thoughts?

On Tue, Mar 18, 2008 at 11:57 PM, James of the Vayle
<jamesofthevayle at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello, not sure if it was me you were refering to but i have a quail and
> bacon recipe that i have used...
> Small Birds (quail, grilled over coals with bacon wrapped around it)
> SMALL BIRDS. Pluck dry and leave the feet, and spit through the body: and
> between each
> two put a piece of fat bacon tanned[70] like a leaf (or parchment page).
> from Le Menegier
> when I did it, i skewered 4 quail per skwer, and wrapped bacon and skewerred
> 90 degrees from former to make a "screen" for easy flipping over the
> fire..cooks very quickly
> James

Saint Phlip

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