[Sca-cooks] Copper cookware prevents food poisoning

Sharon Palmer ranvaig at columbus.rr.com
Mon Jul 16 18:46:48 PDT 2012

>Oh, I'm well aware of the problems with copper cookware, as also 
>were the medieval Islamic cooks. al-Warraq discusses the off flavors 
>that copper can impart, and attributes to it some less than 
>salubrious humoural characteristics. He further recommends using it 
>only for a very limited selection of foods, unless it's tinned. 
>Nevertheless, I'd like to try cooking in it just for the experience. 
>And it's my understanding that you get the stuff tinned if you look 
>around a bit.

If you have it tinned, I'm sure it will eliminate any anti-bacterial effects.


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