[Sca-cooks] Lemons? Limes? Confusion?
t.d.decker at worldnet.att.net
Mon Jul 7 12:25:04 PDT 2008
> Let me see thee, froth and lime. Host, The Merry Wives of Windsor, 1,3
> While the title is "Butter in the Bard", after the pervious discussion I
> cannot speak for the author's ability to tell lime quick or otherwise from
> the cirtus fruit.
This particular quote refers to treating wine with calcium oxide or similar
compund to make it taste drier. In Henry IV, Falstaff is complaining about
the treatment being applied to sack to make it seem higher proof thus
cheating a poor honest Englishman as himself while giving them kidney
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