[Sca-cooks] herbs

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Thu Jan 10 20:33:24 PST 2013

a small batch with warning labels to satisfy curiosity  then


On Jan 10, 2013, at 11:26 PM, JIMCHEVAL at aol.com wrote:

> 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
> www.chezjim.com

> 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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