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Old 01-10-2005, 10:42 AM   #11
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Lots of Scots dishes use oats as thickeners or even as a staple ingredient - oatcakes are not sweet biscuits, but eaten with cheese or a hearty fried breakfast.

And Scots porridge - wonderful - but please, no sugar or honey or raisins in it please - only a little salt sprinkled on top with a very little amount of milk!
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Old 01-11-2005, 10:12 PM   #12
 
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Personally, I'll go along with the old adage that "It was a brave person, who ate the first oyster"...

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Old 01-12-2005, 02:42 PM   #13
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Personally, I'll go along with the old adage that "It was a brave person, who ate the first oyster"...

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Correct lifter, but what about the first person who found out rhubarb stalks were OK but the leaves were poisoness? Guess that is why the English has beef eaters.
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Old 01-12-2005, 03:26 PM   #14
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what about lobsters. they look like sea cockroaches. did you know that they were snubbed by the rich a hundred years ago or so. only poor people ate them, and the rest were ground into fertilizer.

potatoes were originally thought to be poisonous, then, when introduced to europe (native to the americas), they were accredited with a massive population explosion throughout the 16th to the 19th centuries.
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Old 01-12-2005, 03:29 PM   #15
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Tomatoes were once thought to be poisonous as well. Can you imagine?! They were also once called "love apples", altho the reason why escapes me now.

The Pilgrims used to bait their cages with lobsters to catch eels.
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what about lobsters. they look like sea cockroaches. did you know that they were snubbed by the rich a hundred years ago or so. only poor people ate them, and the rest were ground into fertilizer.
Buckytom, they are of the same family, you are right on, and I do eat the silly creatures.
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Old 01-13-2005, 12:27 AM   #17
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And Scots porridge - wonderful - but please, no sugar or honey or raisins in it please - only a little salt sprinkled on top with a very little amount of milk!
Argh, I remember when my Granny made it like that for me. Argh disgusting!!!

Give to me with a truckload of brown sugar and a small pool of milk around it :).
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I love food history and culture, and wish for a category for that alone. History, traditions, science, literature, religion, and personalities (bios and such) of food. I guess I'm talking about the culture surrounding food.
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Concur...

But it would cost endless bandwidth as you and I could enter a ton of 16-19th century cooking notes and recipes that few would read, or amend or try out...just criticize...

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And Scots porridge - wonderful - but please, no sugar or honey or raisins in it please - only a little salt sprinkled on top with a very little amount of milk!
Argh, I remember when my Granny made it like that for me. Argh disgusting!!!

Give to me with a truckload of brown sugar and a small pool of milk around it :).

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