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Old 01-29-2017, 12:43 PM
Dr_Paprika Dr_Paprika is offline
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Modern, for sure. Even elites had to use salt and spices to cover the taste of spoiled meat. Out of season availability, fair distribution, protection from disease and rodents, hygienic cooking methods and access to water were surely issues in some places.

17th century Kings were thrilled to be drinking water with sugar, and Escoffier called this the finest drink ever.