[Sca-cooks] weird question - honey fast???
Laura C. Minnick
lcm at jeffnet.org
Mon Aug 11 19:49:25 PDT 2008
Antonia Calvo wrote:
> 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.
The only proscription I know of is for Cathars- the _perfecti_ and those
aspiring to be them apparently weren't supposed to eat honey. How
strictly this was followed, I don't know. We don't have nearly as much
documentation on their habits as we do on, say, Lenten dietary restrictions.
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