It's my opinion that they did worry about consistency,since the recipes were accuratly described for the usage of the day. Even cookbooks of the day were written in such a way that it was understood that you knew how to cook. They were just a list of ingredients. But they were far more concerned about a sanitary drinking source. The plagues of There homeland still burned into their wretched memories. They basically didn't trust our pristine water sources.
Everything works if ya let it-Roady(meatloaf)