[Sca-cooks] barley water
johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu
Tue Nov 27 04:02:19 PST 2007
It turns in the dietaries for all sorts of reasons, including this:
The Seconde Part of the Secretes of Master Alexis of Piemont
To make wemens milke encrease.
TAke Fenell seede, and seeth it in barleywater, and giue the woman
drinke of it, and her milke shall encrease abondantly.
It's also a fever drink.
Heleen Greenwald wrote:
> Thanks for the good explanation Master A! Can you explain to me
> though, why people would want to drink "...basically water boiled
> with barley until it has taken on a starchy, slightly mucilaginous
> viscosity..." sounds.... uhm, like something that I have to drink as
> a prep before a certain test that I have to take every year. <trying
> to be delicate here.>
> I've never tasted actual barley water myself, but I have seen/heard
> it referred to in UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS as a drink for young women in
> lieu of wine/fortified wine.
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