[Sca-cooks] properly prepared marrow?
Stefan li Rous
stefanlirous at austin.rr.com
Wed Aug 13 22:53:18 PDT 2008
<<< Actually, I inherited a marrow spoon...it has a U-shaped bowl to
dig out the
marrow with, and on the top end of the handle is a good-sized solid
cracking the bone. The whole thing is about 10" long. It is of
beautifully decorated, so I have to assume that it was used at the table
rather than as a kitchen implement. >>>
Anybody know of any evidence of these being used during our period?
To a certain extent, this makes me think of a later time period,
Georgian? Edwardian? But I can imagine them being used in upper crust
Kiri, how big is this "good-sized solid ball"? I'm having trouble
imagine this being large enough to crack the substantial size bones
that we've been talking about. Or were such bones pre-cracked to make
it easier at the table? Seems difficult to do with finesse. But then
modern, fancy dinners do sometimes include lobster and crayfish in
their shells and such.
Being in the middle of a long job search which sometimes includes
lunch during extended interviews I do remember a number of
recommendations on avoiding ordering certain things like spagetti or
bbq ribs at such lunches to avoid embarrassing yourself then or in
the afternoon interviews.
THLord Stefan li Rous Barony of Bryn Gwlad Kingdom of Ansteorra
Mark S. Harris Austin, Texas
StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
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