[Sca-cooks] Intent or Interpretation

Susan Fox selene at earthlink.net
Thu Mar 3 20:55:05 PST 2011

My first reaction is Yes, IF you can find a contemporary [preferably in 
the same book] mention of fast day versions of dishes.  Some do, after all.

At the very least, try use a frying medium cited in the same source.  
Not something modern like margarine or canola oil.  Yeah I know, 
preaching to the choir here, but something to cite to your co-debator.


On 3/3/11 8:39 PM, Deborah Hammons wrote:
> I have been researching some recipes for my next two cooking endeavors.  In
> a private discussion, I experienced a very heated exchange on period intent,
> and interpretation.  The dilemma is:  A vegetable dish calls for animal fat
> frying as the method.  If you substitute oil for a vegan version, or butter
> for those a who don't care...can you still represent it as a period dish?
> Fire away.

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