[Sca-cooks] Fruit and Meat

Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius adamantius1 at verizon.net
Wed Aug 13 16:35:28 PDT 2008

On Aug 13, 2008, at 6:52 PM, Stefan li Rous wrote:

> Dragon said:
> <<< I think a large part of the problem is that people in the U.S. are
> acculturated to assume fruit = sweet = dessert while meat = not sweet
> = not dessert. >>>
> Some of this may be true. Can anyone give me a "dessert" dish that  
> *does* contain meat?
> The only one I could think of is mincemeat pie, but I also believe  
> mincemeat pie doesn't actually contain any meat.

It used to; there are several extant 17th (and, I think, 16th) century  
recipes calling for beef or veal, plus suet. The filling is  
essentially a sausage mixture with lots of fruit mixed in.

Many modern recipes still call for the suet, though.

There's also suet in quite a few English steamed, boiled and baked  
puddings that are sweet and eaten as desserts.


"Most men worry about their own bellies, and other people's souls,  
when we all ought to worry about our own souls, and other people's  
			-- Rabbi Israel Salanter

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