[Sca-cooks] Beverage experiments

David Friedman ddfr at daviddfriedman.com
Thu Feb 14 18:35:19 PST 2008

>David Friedman wrote:
>>  >  I think it is worth
>>  >mentioniong that the use of ice to cool drinks was commonly practiced in
>>  >the Mediterranean area.
>>In the summer? Where did they get the ice and how did they store it?
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>Sure, you get it out of the mountains during the winter and store it
>in ice houses dug into the ground and insulated with straw just like
>was done in the U.S. before the invention of artificial refrigeration.

That's certainly possible, and there is a mention of bringing ice 
down from the mountains in the _Ain i Akbari_. On the other hand, it 
sounds like an awfully expensive way of getting your ice, unless 
there happens to be water transport available for bringing it down.

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