lizards and snakes, oh my! (was Re: gelatin in period)
> > I don't recall what was done with the lizard in theYep, I'll have to hunt down a good scientific page but:
> > recipe you mentioned, but if it was boiled it might
> > have contributed gelatin, don't you suppose??
> I thought gelatin came specifically from hooves -
> would any bones / skin work?
Basically rendering down of collagen.. though I'm sure that doesn't
explain it at all well;)
> Since I somehow keep coming back to the lizards, I'mJust keep away from the cat fat recipies. Got Asthma? Use cat fat!
> also including the English translation of the two
> recipes from the Manual de Mugeres. (Yes, I realize
> neither say they are specifically a "hair gel" - but
> these were the only period Spanish recipes I have
> found so far for some substance being put into one's
> IIRC, Leonor, of the Shire of Alcazar, was primarily
> responsible for the translation.
> Grainne: I know what you are thinking. I am NOT
> planning on cooking lizards. I promise!
Interesting recipies though.
Now, I seem to recall a fair amount of Gum arabic being mentioned in
recipies. But I can't recall where and just why... this was a few
years back when researching scents and pomanders of the 16thC...