GALLEGOS HOUSE PROtISOS /
white acre peas
, April 14 1982
Enltvir lent, Flora
heart of palmI
pi alm fruit
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hard brown suga,
bear fat (init.
Availability: Not all of these would have been available
year round. There should be attention to the seasons, with fresh
garden produce and fruits appearing only when they naturally would.
Otherwise, they must be used dried. Imported items should appear sporadically
and in limited quantities. Vinegar, olive oil, wheat and wine were the only
ones a Spaniard considered indispensable. The wheat flour would probably be
baked into pound loaves or hardtack elsewhere. Wine would be consumed by the
soldier-husband, probably in a tavern.
Store: Dried herbs and vegetables may hang inside the house. No large amount
of import-trade food should be in evidence. The Indian-type wild roots were
used mainly duri.ngt a famine, so they should not coincide with other foods.
Containers must be authentic. The alacena should not be used to store modern
containers.. There should be no unauthentic supplies on the property.
Cooking: Use a small fire and a clay pot sitting on the coals. The dishes that
may be prepared are those:
(1) a cocido based on dried corn, peas and squashes, with other vegetables
added for flavoring. The cocido may contain fish or shellfish, or
a small amount of salted or dried meat.
(2) a salad of fresh or cooked vegetables, eaten with vinegar and oil.
(3) sweet corn in the inner husk, or sweet potatoes, baked in the ashes.
4corncakes, wrapped in cornhusks and baked in the ashes.