[Sca-cooks] Rotten Food - Elementary Watson
lordhunt at gmail.com
Thu Apr 5 15:02:26 PDT 2012
When an American came to visit my niece in Spain she would not buy fresh
eggs in the local food store as they were not refrigerated. - Due to the
expiration date of yogurt, food stores return it to the factory where
the label is changed showing a new expiration date to concur with
current laws and the yogurt is sent back to the same food store. Honey
has an expiration date in spite of the fact that it has been found in
Egyptian pyramids in perfect condition.
I think current American regulations have gone off the deep end. Mice
eat cheese if you leave it out but not everything in the kitchen pantry.
Concerning myths about drowning food in spices, elementary - stomachs of
yesteryear could not stand rotten meat. We all know where we will end up
if we eat it.
Too, one must take into consideration the cost of spices in the Middle
Ages. We complain about the cost of saffron today - spices were used
more sparingly because of higher prices during the Middle Ages. I have
measurements for 7.5 grams. I forget the sugar measurements but it is
something like a teaspoon in the Middle Ages compared to pounds per
month or year consumed by individuals today.
Anyway all this is documented so there no way anyone can uphold a
statement that rotten meat was disguised with spices. We all get deathly
sick if we eat rotten meat or fish. People who make such statements are
ignorant and lacking in logic. Perhaps they have never vomited their
guts out after having eaten bad meat or fish unwittingly. I find it
boring to try to reason with them.
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