[Sca-cooks] Intent or Interpretation
johnnae at mac.com
Fri Mar 4 04:39:44 PST 2011
What is the dish being created for in today's world? An entry for a
Strict Arts and Sciences Fair? An entry for a 100 % authentic feast? A
potluck where a number of people
are vegan and would greatly enjoy it?
Would it be 100% authentic if changed to use a vegan approved oil? Of
But on the same note it might be perfectly appropriate to change to an
so as to create a dish suitable for a wider modern audience which
includes a number of people who are diet conscious.
(If it's a problem of frying with lard, you may find that expense
dictates that you'll fry in oil anyway due to the expense and trouble
of finding a local source for lard. It's not as common as it once was.)
You could of course make two versions also. Make one with animal fat
and one with a modern oil.
On Mar 3, 2011, at 11:39 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
> 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
> for those a who don't care...can you still represent it as a period
> Fire away.
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