[Sca-cooks] herbs

JIMCHEVAL at aol.com JIMCHEVAL at aol.com
Thu Jan 10 20:26:19 PST 2013

In fairness, made this way it would have a distinctive flavor quite unlike  
most versions.

Not a flavor I'd particularly like myself'; valerian  tastes like soap to 
me. And rue (I just checked to remind myself) tastes like  some chemical you 
wonder how got in your food.

But they were both popular  enough with the Romans, so if you're looking 
for that alternate-era experience,  this version of hypocras would certainly 
give you something more like that and  less like, well, spiced wine.
Jim  Chevallier

Newly translated from Pierre Jean-Baptiste  Le Grand d'Aussy:
Catholic Fasting in France: From the Franks to the  Eighteenth Century  

In a message dated 1/10/2013 6:14:27 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,  
johnnae at mac.com writes:

Why use  that one and not another?

There are lots of recipes for hypocras after  all.

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