[Sca-cooks] potted meats
mooncat at in-tch.com
Mon Nov 20 18:33:28 PST 2006
Well, it *is* a wedding, and people tend to get potted at them, whether
they're potters or not.
--Maire, who keeps free-associating this thread with "meat that's inbibed
----- Original Message -----
From: "Susan Fox" <selene at earthlink.net>
To: "Cooks within the SCA" <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Monday, November 20, 2006 9:13 AM
Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] potted meats
> Exactly so! Beef fat/tallow is pretty darned waxy and the logical jump
> to paraffin was not difficult to make.
> Hmmm. Maybe I really should do up potted shrimps for Huette'n'Hroar's
> wedding, with all the Potters present. <grin>
> Sue Clemenger wrote:
> > Like wax on top of jams and jellies?
> > --Maire
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Stefan li Rous" <StefanliRous at austin.rr.com>
> > To: "SCA-Cooks maillist SCA-Cooks" <SCA-Cooks at Ansteorra.org>
> > Sent: Monday, November 20, 2006 12:15 AM
> > Subject: [Sca-cooks] potted meats
> >> Anne-Marie mentioned:
> >> <<< ... and of course, there are the potted meat products, many of
> >> which
> >> preserve by way of large amounts of fat in addition to the spices, etc
> >> 9which may be just a flavoring, granted!) >>>
> >> The fat isn't what preserves the meat. The fat acts similarly to
> >> canning in that it's purpose is simply to act as a seal to keep out
> >> the bad microbes from the food. Another item could replace the fat.
> >> Fat was just convenient to use.
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