[Sca-cooks] Recipe help

James of the Vayle jamesofthevayle at gmail.com
Tue Mar 18 21:46:50 PDT 2008

Bacon is a good buffer for any heat...it has fat, it get crispy cheese,
dates meat cand be cooked wrapped in it, but i agree with you that it is
probably french (haha i don't really know, but agree not american or
canadian bacon), with slices of fat (with threads of belly meat which could
make it look more like leaves).  Looking like parchment would imply  light
smoking or drying to me.

I believe the grid skewering is key to simple production.

ps: no marination was mentioned, but a vinegar and tarragon taster would be


On Tue, Mar 18, 2008 at 11:32 PM, Saint Phlip <phlip at 99main.com> wrote:

> 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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