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

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Sun Nov 23 17:34:47 PST 2008

Suey said:

<<< Of other grease products, as stated in various messages, sheep's  
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.. >>>

What do you mean "until olive groves were producing enough for  
cooking"?  Don't olive groves in Spain, in fact all throughout the  
Mediterranean, go back to ancient times? Well before the Muslims?

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