[Sca-cooks] Drizzle of Honey

Susan Lin susanrlin at gmail.com
Thu Oct 29 08:48:07 PDT 2009

While the recipes may not be documentable I do not think they are all
modern.  I believe (and people will argue and yell at me but it my opinion
and I will stick to it) that some may be based upon historical information.
Everyone who wishes only to cook from documentable sources is entirely
welcome to dismiss this book but I did find the history interesting.  There
is a large section of footnotes and bibliography in the book.

I have made several of the recipes including some of the harosets.  I have
read other Jewish history regarding the Conversos and how families turned on
one another and how the secret Jews had to be very careful.  It is an
interesting part of history.

I am a firm believer that the "creative" part of our name should not be
discounted.  It is not easy to find period sources (many if not most of
which have already been discovered) and much of the food history of the
world was passed down without written memorialization.  I love finding
period recipes or redactions from which to cook but not everything that was
available or done will ever be found because as we all know many things were
not written down they were just "known".

Feel free to tell me I'm wrong and that only period sources that are
memorialized in writing are proper to be used.  I will listen and thank you
and take it all under advisement.

In service to the dream and not wishing to cause controversy but knowing
that I will.


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