Aloes or Olives of Beef or Veal. During the reign of the Tudors, the English used mutton. Bite size powerhouses of sweet/sour flavor. Aloe is a corruption of the Old French for Lark (alouette) which this dish is supposed to resemble.This dish appears in the Middle Ages and consists of meat slices wrapped around a herb stuffing and baked. Stuffing consists of dates, raisins, saffron and herbs & a sauce you may want to drink.