[Sca-cooks] Measurement Definition
sprucebranch at gmail.com
Fri Sep 3 16:23:47 PDT 2010
I guess, then, that it would be like a "stick" of butter, today. Is that
what you mean? So, a transltion might be: "the amount of butter that is
usually served at table?"
On Fri, Sep 3, 2010 at 3:24 PM, Elise Fleming <alysk at ix.netcom.com> wrote:
> I'm not going to quote all of what Johnna sent. I really appreciate the
> measurements that were included. Some of the quotes, though, appear to use
> "dish" in the sense of an object that something is served on/in, or a
> general name for the item that is prepared and placed in a dish. Those
> references wouldn't, to me, be a hint of how large or small a "dish of
> butter" would be.
> I like the note about a penny dish butter and I think there might be
> historical reference as to how much butter could be obtained for a penny in
> particular times in England. I'm going to send out some feelers about that.
> Thanks again, Johnna!
> Elise Fleming
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