[Sca-cooks] Subject: Re: kitchen tips

Antonia Calvo ladyadele at paradise.net.nz
Wed Aug 20 17:42:18 PDT 2008

morgana.abbey at juno.com wrote:

>The best way to put fish in the first course is to serve it cold.  When I planned my first feast, I got a lot of static about the fish course.  Mostly it was that 1)  noone would eat fish and 2)  it will be dried out.
>Well, if you try to put a hot dish in the first course and something (royalty) delays the start of feast, yes it will be fish-flavored shingles hitting the tables.  A cold dish went over so well that one half of one portion was all that came back to the kitchen.

Did I mention the Great Chain of Being?  It's Cooks and the Pope -> 
Stewards -> Kings -> Everyone Else. Royal business will not get cold 
_or_ overcooked.

Antonia di Benedetto Calvo

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

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