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RE: [Apicius] Re: Dormice

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  • Lucia Clark
    Indeed. Urine has also whitening properties. There was a proper washing industry that collected urine and operated even in the insulae of urban centers _____
    Message 1 of 78 , Jan 29, 2012
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      Indeed. Urine has also whitening properties. There was a proper washing
      industry that collected urine and operated even in the insulae of urban
      centers



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      From: Apicius@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Apicius@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
      Phoenix
      Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 11:45 AM
      To: Apicius@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [Apicius] Re: Dormice





      Regarding urine collection - it was also used in/with textile dyes as a
      mordant and for treating raw hides in leather production. That is why a
      'piss-pot' was left outside the house, for collection by the tradesmen.
      It is high in nitrogen, so it can also be used as a fertilizer for the
      garden. It is a source of ammonia - useful for cleaning, though it's
      probably less objectionable on the farm than in modern urban
      environments.

      --- In Apicius@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Apicius%40yahoogroups.com> , Brent
      Nielsen <bnielsen51@...> wrote:
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      > Running water in the home (plumbing) was expensive and available only
      to the rich, everyone else was required to use public latrines and
      fountains. Fullers collected raw urine waste and reproccessed it into
      bleach. Poor homes sold their urine waste as a supplimental family
      income.
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      > From: Theresa tlr280h@...
      > To: Apicius@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Apicius%40yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Sunday, January 22, 2012 11:54 PM
      > Subject: [Apicius] Re: Dormice
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      > Dumb question, how did they manage to do running water for a day and a
      > half? Either in Rome or today, that must have been one heck of a water
      > bill.
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      > Theresa
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      > On 3/23/2011 11:59, Correus wrote:
      > > Just found this article and thought some of you might find it
      'interesting'.
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      http://www.10dailythings.com/2007/10/12/dormouse-stew-oh-we-wouldn%E2%80\
      <http://www.10dailythings.com/2007/10/12/dormouse-stew-oh-we-wouldn%E2%80%99
      t-serve-that-sir-it-would-be-against-the-law-this-is-rat/>
      %99t-serve-that-sir-it-would-be-against-the-law-this-is-rat/
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      > > Correus
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    • Brent Nielsen
      Yeah, what Pheonix said! ________________________________ From: Phoenix To: Apicius@yahoogroups.com Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012
      Message 78 of 78 , Jan 30, 2012
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        Yeah, what Pheonix said!



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        From: Phoenix <hail_isis@...>
        To: Apicius@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 11:44 AM
        Subject: [Apicius] Re: Dormice



         

        Regarding urine collection - it was also used in/with textile dyes as a
        mordant and for treating raw hides in leather production. That is why a
        'piss-pot' was left outside the house, for collection by the tradesmen.
        It is high in nitrogen, so it can also be used as a fertilizer for the
        garden. It is a source of ammonia - useful for cleaning, though it's
        probably less objectionable on the farm than in modern urban
        environments.

        --- In Apicius@yahoogroups.com, Brent Nielsen <bnielsen51@...> wrote:
        >
        > Running water in the home (plumbing) was expensive and available only
        to the rich, everyone else was required to use public latrines and
        fountains. Fullers collected raw urine waste and reproccessed it into
        bleach. Poor homes sold their urine waste as a supplimental family
        income.
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > ________________________________
        > From: Theresa tlr280h@...
        > To: Apicius@yahoogroups.com
        > Sent: Sunday, January 22, 2012 11:54 PM
        > Subject: [Apicius] Re: Dormice
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > Dumb question, how did they manage to do running water for a day and a
        > half? Either in Rome or today, that must have been one heck of a water
        > bill.
        >
        > Theresa
        >
        > On 3/23/2011 11:59, Correus wrote:
        > > Just found this article and thought some of you might find it
        'interesting'.
        > >
        > >
        http://www.10dailythings.com/2007/10/12/dormouse-stew-oh-we-wouldn%E2%80%99t-serve-that-sir-it-would-be-against-the-law-this-is-rat/
        > >
        > > Correus
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
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        >
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