[Sca-cooks] weird question - honey fast???

Antonia Calvo ladyadele at paradise.net.nz
Mon Aug 11 19:44:04 PDT 2008

Laura C. Minnick wrote:

> Terry Decker wrote:
>> Aristotle, Pliny and Dioscorides refer to bees as animals, IIRC.  
>> Their works contain a number of very solid observations and a number 
>> of errors of interpretation.  The probability that Medieval Europeans 
>> did not consider bees animals is rather low in my opinion.

> I found that in most of the bestiaries, bees are grouped with birds. 
> The bestiaries are not known for accuracy, however. ;-)

OK, next question.  Has anyone seen any recipes or instructions in 
period books that suggest that honey should _not_ be used in Lent?  I 
can't remember ever having seen any mention of it.

Antonia di Benedetto Calvo

Habeo metrum - musicamque,
hominem meam. Expectat alium quid?
-Georgeus Gershwinus

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