[Sca-cooks] Drizzle of Honey

Susan Fox selene at earthlink.net
Thu Oct 29 12:11:24 PDT 2009

Antonia Calvo wrote:
> Susan Fox wrote:
>> Occasionally the heart can be wrong.  I finally won an argument with 
>> a friend who insisted that Mayonnaise was OK for SCA use because all 
>> the ingredients were known in pre-1600 Europe.  That may be so, but 
>> there was no written evidence of that kind of emulsified sauce being 
>> invented much before the 18th Century and that story about the chef 
>> of the Duc de Richelieu having invented it in 1756.
> Although, interestingly enough, there are a couple of recipes from the 
> Elizibethan corpus that come out not unlike Hollandaise...

Which ones please?  I want to try them out.  Seriously I should do a 
whole tasting sessions for sauces, so people won't miss their mayo or 
>> But she just would not let go.  So, she being a costume maven, I took 
>> it into the costuming world and insisted that since cotton fabric, 
>> indigo dye and copper rivets were known in pre-1600 Europe, that it 
>> was OK for me to wear blue jeans.  Even though we have a solid date 
>> as to their invention by Levi Strauss in California.  She shut up.
> That's the reverse of my 15th-century French sushi diatribe :-)

I want to hear that one!


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