[Sca-cooks] East European sources

Lilinah lilinah at earthlink.net
Thu Mar 13 17:58:01 PDT 2008

Well, our up-coming Kingdom level food competition (22 Mar) is for 
any 16th C. Russian lamb dish, documentation required.

It was pointed out to the person in charge that
(1) there's no 16th C. Russian cookbook and
(2) what is sold as lamb (i.e., milk-fed baby sheep) in the US is not 
really lamb but hogget (adolescent sheep)

So she changed the competition to any Russian dish using lamb, 
hogget, or mutton, documentation required.

Since there are no Russian cookbook from before the 16th C. either, 
it's not a great deal more helpful.

This is the same person who had a competition last year for "anything 
10th C. Cornish" (which i brought up on this list in Oct 2006). IIRC, 
the winner presented something English and explained that they could 
have eaten it in Cornwall...


So any suggestions on where to get information regarding food in 
SCA-period Russia would be helpful, doesn't have to be a cookbook...
Urtatim (that's err-tah-TEEM)
the persona formerly known as Anahita

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