[Sca-cooks] lard vs. olive oil vs. butter

Elaine Koogler kiridono at gmail.com
Sun Nov 23 07:57:30 PST 2008

On Sun, Nov 23, 2008 at 10:37 AM, Suey <lordhunt at gmail.com> wrote:

> Of other grease products, as stated in various messages, sheep's tail fat
> was the best grease for Muslims in Southern Spain until olive groves were
> producing enough oil for cooking as it takes longer for olive oil to go
> rancid. In Northern Spain lard from pigs was the cheapest and the most
> commonly used for lack of olive groves but olive oil was used during Lent..
> So...when the recipes in the Anonymous Andalusian cookbook, as translated
by Charles Perry, refer to "oil", they are talking about olive oil rather
than the sesame oil found in other Muslim cultures?


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