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

Robin Carroll-Mann rcarrollmann at gmail.com
Sun Nov 23 17:43:19 PST 2008

On Sun, Nov 23, 2008 at 8:34 PM, Stefan li Rous
> 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?

Olive trees were first brought to Spain by the Phoenicians, and were
well-established by Roman times.  The Muslims introduced many foods to
Iberia, including citrus, peaches, and eggplant, but olives were
already there.

Brighid ni Chiarain
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