[Sca-cooks] Leftovers, questions and discussion [long]

David Friedman 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.

Could be.

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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