[Sca-cooks] A question about meat-

Antonia Calvo dama.antonia at gmail.com
Tue Feb 16 12:44:05 PST 2010

Gretchen Beck wrote:
>> Apparently, Charlemagne's doctors were after him to eat only boiled
>> meats, but he loved roasted meat so that's what he ate, dammit! So I'm
>> wondering, does boiling vs roasting change the fat and/or cholesterol etc
>> ratios? 
> Isn't it a matter of humoral theory? Roasted meats would be dry (and those
> meats that started out "dry" in nature, dryer still), while boiled meats
> would be "wet" (or at least moist).

I'm afraid I don't have a book on this subject to hand, but I believe 
boiled meats are considered cooler than roasted meats.  (AFAIK, the fat 
content wasn't the issue, and fat wasn't really condemned by medical 
science until centuries later.)

Antonia di Benedetto Calvo

Habeo metrum - musicamque,
hominem meam. Expectat alium quid?
-Georgeus Gershwinus

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