[Elfsea] Alexandrian Symposium this weekend

Sue Dittrich dittrich at flash.net
Mon Aug 20 20:28:44 PDT 2001

Hello, everyone!
    This is Lady Genevieve del Gamba, and I am passing on the announcement
for the Alexandrian Symposium, which is this weekend.  The topic this
weekend is Food and Festival, and I highly recommend this lecture series for
anyone interested in the period uses and politics of food.  I will be giving
a class titled "The King's Deer:  The Use and Prevelance of Venison in
Period Recipes."   Lots of other great classes are offered.  I hope to see
some of our great cooks from Elfsea this weekend!  By the way....I'm
bringing samples....!  ;-)

In service,

Lady Genevieve del Gamba
Apprentice to Mistress Xene Theriane

>Yes, dress for the Alexandrian Symposium on Food and Festival THIS
>SATURDAY, 25 Aug 2001, is mundane or costume.  The revel afterwards,
>honoring Saint Catherine of Alexandria, is in costume.
>The classes include:
>Cooking w/ Venison, Roman Dining, Climate & Ergotism
>History of the Olive, Celtic Festival, Medieval Glass Tableware
>Cheese in History, Viking Food, Period Dining Rooms
>Salt & Pepper, Food on Campaign, When Food Goes Bad
>Spices, Polish Food & Festival, Lent
>Peasant v Noble Food , Norse Drinking Customs, Christmas/Advent
>Site fee is $4 for adults, $2 for kids (there will be childcare on site)
>25 August 2001, 8:30am to 8:30pm
>Bjornsborg (San Antonio, TX)
>There is crash space available.
>For more information, see the announcement in the August Black Star, go
>to the web site at
>or contact the steward (that's me) at
>cternus at texas.net
>Radegund of Tours
>Steward, Alexandrian Symposium on Food and Festival

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