[Sca-cooks] Sca-cooks Digest, Vol 81, Issue 27

JIMCHEVAL at aol.com JIMCHEVAL at aol.com
Mon Jan 21 12:49:40 PST 2013

Not impossible, but fat was eaten on its own (depending on how you read the 
 Latin, it might have been served to Charlemagne). And the Franks, like all 
 Germans, had butter (which some Germans used in their hair as well). 
Jim  Chevallier

Newly translated from Pierre Jean-Baptiste  Le Grand d'Aussy:
Eggs, Cheese and Butter in Old Regime France  

In a message dated 1/21/2013 12:40:27 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,  
osermart at msu.edu writes:

I'd bet  (without any documentation to back myself up) that the bowl of fat 
is  possibly/probably drippings from the roast meats to schmear on bread 
along  with the meal.  James Herriot (yeah, I know, not a cook) described a  
similar experience in one of his books where he described a sea voyage  
accompanying a flock of sheep from England to Russia - big pans of dripping  
served with the other dishes and smeared on (I think) rye  bread.

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