[Sca-cooks] sauces and humoral theory [OOP]

Antonia dama.antonia at gmail.com
Wed Sep 8 16:36:17 PDT 2010

  On 9/09/2010 6:06 a.m., David Friedman wrote:
>> There's a decidedly interesting post at The Old Foodie today about 
>> which sauces are appropriate for which meats, though she's discussing 
>> the 17th century.  Quite a list of herbs for sauces humorally hot or 
>> cold.
> It occurs to me that the modern equivalent of this is _Diet for a 
> Small Planet_, which was about how to combine various plant proteins 
> to get "complete proteins," and was for a while very popular. I gather 
> the current view is that there was little or nothing to it.

There is and there isn't.  If you're a vegetarian, you do need to eat a 
variety of foods to get all your essential amino acids.  You don't need 
to do it at every meal, though.

Antonia di Benedetto Calvo

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