[Sca-cooks] Fruit and Meat

Antonia Calvo ladyadele at paradise.net.nz
Wed Aug 13 16:43:41 PDT 2008

Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius wrote:

>> 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.

There are 15th/16th recipes calling for both meat and dried fruit as a 
pie filling.  There are _still_ recipes out there for mincemeat made 
with meat.  I think there's one in the Fanny Farmer cookbook.

Antonia di Benedetto Calvo

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

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