[Sca-cooks] 15th C. Ottoman Bulghur w/Chestnuts

V A phoenissa at gmail.com
Wed Sep 19 18:59:41 PDT 2007

Would grapeseed oil be appropriate?  And I may have been reading too fast
and missed mention of this, but why not sesame oil?


On 9/19/07, Lilinah <lilinah at earthlink.net> wrote:
> Fat - Sheep tail fat apparently figures in a lot of the actual
> Ottoman recipes. But i'd like this dish to be edible by any
> vegetarians who attend. Butter is an option, as it was frequently
> used. Olive oil was NOT used in Palace cooking, just for oil lamps.
> On the other hand, there are folks here with genuine health related
> food issues - a need to reduce cholesterol intake. So i'm considering
> oil - obviously not olive. I'm wondering if sunflower oil would be
> too off-base to use. As far as i can tell, the Ottomans didn't use
> it, but i won't use canola, since nearly all grown in the US is
> genetically modified. Opinions?

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