[Sca-cooks] rapeseed/canola oil

Karen Lyons-McGann karenthechef at gmail.com
Mon Aug 29 21:33:08 PDT 2011

I'm forever behind on reading the cooks list, but reading through this
thread I was beginning to wonder when Mardi Gras would occur to someone!
First Master A. suggests perhaps you just don't fry, but even he needed to
think twice before remembering that indeed, you cannot prepare and serve and
enjoy fried foods during the Lenten fast!  (excepting you are wealthy enough
or southern enough to have olive oil.)

On Fri, Mar 4, 2011 at 3:39 PM, Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius <
adamantius1 at verizon.net> wrote:

> On Mar 4, 2011, at 6:27 PM, Patricia Dunham wrote:
> > I also like the comment about seasonal eating!  Maybe during Lent, you
> just didn't do so many fried dishes as at other times of the year.
> I'm sure there were exceptions, but it seems as if too many cultures were
> doing an awful lot of frying right before Lent begins (see references to
> Shrove Tuesday pancakes, Fat Tuesday, etc.); it would make some
> circumstantial sense to think it's because there was less of it going on for
> a while after... of course, this may not have been exclusively the case in
> the Middle Ages, but it would make some sense. Let's say it makes even more
> sense then than it does now.
> Adamantius
> "Most men worry about their own bellies, and other people's souls, when we
> all ought to worry about our own souls, and other people's bellies."
>                        -- Rabbi Israel Salanter
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