[Ansteorra] FW: Cast Iron Chef

Michael Gunter countgunthar at hotmail.com
Fri Mar 9 08:12:43 PST 2007

Forwarded by request.


>From: Denise Leeson-Provost <genevote1 at yahoo.com>
>To: countgunthar at hotmail.com
>Subject: Cast Iron Chef
>Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2007 07:24:22 -0800 (PST)
>   Forwarded by request:
>   Iron Chef
>   Gulf Wars XVI
>   The fertile lands of the countryside flow with the enemy’s blood. You 
>and your companions have been under siege for some time, and your allies 
>have not been able to break through to assuage the needs of the strong 
>fortress. Meanwhile, your supplies are running low. The enemy commander has 
>requested a parlay to entreat you to surrender before he is forced to 
>starve you into submission. You have been commanded by your lord to prepare 
>a dinner for the parlay. You are charged (on short notice) with using what 
>meager supplies you have to fool the enemy into thinking you can hold out 
>indefinitely. In truth, you hope to hold out until your allies can break 
>through with the desperately needed supplies.
>   The Rules
>   Limit of 10 teams first come basis. Teams must be registered by 3PM 
>Tuesday, March 13 at the Herbal Pavilion. You may pre-register by 
>contacting Bantiarna Morin inghen Ruairc jzeiler at ar-digit. net by March 
>9th. The registration fee for the siege cooking competition is $24 and must 
>be paid by the close of registration on Tuesday BEFORE you are allowed to 
>compete. The teams will be made up of three to four people. A fourth person 
>may be recruited as a "fetch and carry" person. Please list your team 
>members, and indicate who your captain is. If you wish to name your team it 
>is recommended, although it is not required. An orientation meeting will be 
>held at 4PM at the Herbal Pavilion, Tuesday, for any questions about the 
>competition. Each team will need to pick up a list of ingredients at this 
>meeting. Lots will be drawn to determine starting times for the teams.
>   Each team will be given a kit that will contain identical basic 
>ingredients as a basis for your feast. The competition begins Wednesday 
>   You may add your own ingredients, within these guidelines:
>       Two fresh herbs or spices (unlimited quantity)
>   Three dried herbs or spices (no more than ¼ ounce each)
>   One fresh vegetable (maximum of 1 lb.)
>   1 cup of cream or 2 cups of milk or ¼ lb butter
>   unlimited amounts of water
>   The teams will need to pick up their kits at 30-minute intervals, 
>starting with the first team to cook at 11:30 on Wednesday. The first team 
>must have their meal on the table in Artisan’s Row and ready for judging at 
>3:30. Your "feast" needs to feed a minimum of six people.
>   There are 100 points to potentially be awarded to each team, with up to 
>15 bonus points possible.
>       20 points for using a period recipe(s).
>   (10 bonus points for using multiple recipes from the same time period 
>and country) Documentation required
>     10 points for complexity/difficul ty-combining number of ingredients, 
>different types of preparation.
>   20 points for workmanship/ creativity – quality of the job and the 
>finished product, period techniques, textures and colors correct for the 
>dish, original work based on a period piece,
>   30 points for aesthetic qualities - flavor, texture, and presentation. 
>and aroma
>   20 for populace appeal – processional to AR, appearance (not 
>presentation) on the table, overall effect, would they eat this
>   5 bonus points to be awarded to the team that presents the best bribe to 
>the contest coordinator. Hint-Gaelic
>   Bain sult as do chuid cócaireacht!
>   Questions? Please contact Bantiarna Morin inghen Ruairc 
>jzeiler at ar-digit. net
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