[Sca-cooks] weird question - honey fast???
lordhunt at gmail.com
Fri Aug 8 15:57:19 PDT 2008
Whoever - Terry Decker - wrote way back in July - but between illnesses
and whatever I have not had a chance to air the question.
> Brears mentions a recipe snip which can be prepared in different versions for flesh, fish,
> and lent days. The meat day version includes a small amount of honey snip
> My question is, apart from the obvious reality of where honey comes
> from, has anyone run across any specific reference to honey being a
> flesh-day, animal-type product to be avoided on other days? Again,
> obviously that's just what it is, but every so often the logic doesn't
> quite make sense to us, and we can't just assume that it would be
> regarded as forbidden on fish days.
> This is a really interesting question.
> The Orthodox Church considers honey to be a product of animals and prohibits
> it during Lent. Whether this is true of the Roman Catholic Church, I have
> no idea.
> IIRC, the Roman Catholic dietary rules are derived from the Benedictine
> Rule, but I haven't found any reference as to how honey is viewed other than
> it was used as a common food stuff. Woolgar may have something on it, but I
> haven't located much on the meat-fish-Lent issue.
Please enlighten me I cannot not figure how anyone one can fathom honey
as a meat product.
The Archpriest of Hita was not Orthodox!
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