[Sca-cooks] spit jack
johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu
Mon Jan 29 15:54:32 PST 2007
Ivan Day actually went over to the Castle Museum in York
and borrowed a bunch of jacks to show us in 2004. Those papers
with illustrations ought to be out maybe this year.
His roasting course http://www.historicfood.com/roasting.htm shows some
He talks about a Renaissance jack here
*Roasting with* *a Renaissance* */macchina /or/ molinello d'arosto/.* We
have recently aquired an original late sixteenth century fusee-regulated
/girorosto/, of a type similar to that illustrated above. It is complete
with a very rare form of basket spit, also illustrated in Bartolommeo's
/Opera/ and known as a /spiedo/ /doppio. /We will prepare a loin of veal
for the spit (/il lombo della vitella nello spedo/), which we will cook
for our lunch.
Terry Decker wrote:
> You're probably thinking of an illustration from Scappi's Opera (1570),
> which shows a couple of mechanized spit, apparently turned by the heat
> rising from the cauldron. A URL for he illustration is below. There may be
> other information in the Florilegium.
> Most other illustrations show spits being turned by hand.
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