[Sca-cooks] The Tiniest Little Gloat

Susan Fox selene at earthlink.net
Tue Feb 19 15:09:39 PST 2008

INteresting.  I guess it was pre-bisqued before the meat was put in, so 
it could be showily broken to reveal the meatloaf.

This is why we ask our resident experts.  Thanks, Huette and Hroar!


Huette von Ahrens wrote:
> After checking with Hroar, 1100 Celsius is 2032 Fahrenheit.  Which is cone 1.  Hroar is
> extremely dubius that any food inside a clay pitcher would be edible, if it were kept in 
> the fire long enough to bisque or fire a pitcher.  Either you keep it in such temps briefly
> to cook the meat and have an underfired pitcher.  Or you keep it in long enough to bisque
> the pitcher and you will have extremely charred meat.  He says that he has documentation
> about this.
> Huette
> --- Susan Fox <selene at earthlink.net> wrote:
>> 1502, and the Marquess of Bath is officially a Dick.  What would it cost 
>> him, honestly?
>> All the temperatures Marc reported were in Celsius but we did okay with 
>> that.  1100 in the hottest middle part of the largest roasting fire is 
>> still bloody hot.  That explains how they manage to properly fire that 
>> clay pitcher with the meatloaf stuff inside.  I'll have to ask Mercy or 
>> Hroar what "cone" that is.
>> Sel.
>> silverr0se at aol.com wrote:
>>> This year they've been told to apply science to what they are doing so they are measuring
>> everything - like how much wood leaves how much ash, the tempature of meat as it roasts on a
>> spit (very interesting - there is about a forty degree difference between the flame side and the
>> non-flame side so the meat is constantly expanding and contracting) and that the 15 foot wide
>> roasting fireplace actually gets up to kiln temperatures.
>>> Marc's cohort Richard is attempting to decipher a 1502 (or was it 1602, Selene?) manuscript
>> recipe book, whose owner the Marquis of bath will not let them see the original. He's working
>> from a 1950's microfiche that has the backside of the pages showing thru, so he is going
>> somewhat nuts.
>>> It was a great evening, well worth staying out past bedtime.
>>> Renata
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