[Sca-cooks] Vinegar OT

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Tue Jul 14 13:47:38 PDT 2009

There have been a number of news reports of late that mention
a new study where Japanese scientists at the Central Research Institute 
in Tokyo, published a report in the July 8 issue of American Chemical 
Society's /Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry/. In a nutshell, 
they found supporting evidence that acetic acid can help deter the 
accumulation of body fat (in mice), even when the mice were fed a 
high-fat diet.

I came across this recipe today that promises "To make a fat person 
become leane".
It dates from 1569 in the English version and begins "Take foure ounces 
of warme Vineger..."

To make a fat person become leane.
Take foure ounces of warme Vineger, and put therein a quantitie of the 
pouder of Pepper,
and giue it vnto the partie to drinke many mornings fasting, and he will 
become leane, or
else giue him to drinke euerie morning of the Wine of sower 
Pomegranates, two scruples
with Oximell, or water.

Alessio. A verye excellent and profitable booke conteining sixe hundred 
foure score and
odde experienced medicines … the fourth and finall booke of his secretes 


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