[Sca-cooks] Leftovers, questions and discussion [long]
ddfr at daviddfriedman.com
Wed Sep 8 13:35:19 PDT 2010
>It is not a 'myth' as much as just not as commonly practiced as sometimes
>claimed. In general, people don't try to disguise the 'off flavor' of
>spoilage in the food they plan to eat themselves. But, as long as there
>have been unscrupulous cooks, they've tried to disguise the spoilage of food
>they serve to others.
But spices in our period were imported and expensive. However
unscrupulous the cook, it doesn't make a lot of sense to use ten
pennies worth of spices in order not to have to throw out one penny
worth of meat.
And, so far as I know, there is no evidence that they did.
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