[Sca-cooks] Michelangelo and Butter

Antonia Calvo dama.antonia at gmail.com
Thu Feb 25 16:29:25 PST 2010

Suey wrote:
> I can't imagine butter being served in an Italian feast of that 
> period. Olive oil is more likely if anything at all. The first butter 
> factory in Madrid was at the turn of the 19th Century for Fernando 
> VII's third wife. It closed after she died meaning it was as short 
> lived as her marriage.

Maestro Martino (15th century) certainly has plenty of mentions of 
butter in his book, including a recipe for a mock butter for fast days. 

Bartolomeo Scappi (16th century) mentions butter in several of his menus.

Antonia di Benedetto Calvo

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

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