[Sca-cooks] Stefan's Florilegium article for November

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Fri Nov 3 22:16:04 PST 2006

Greetings to the Gentles of the SCA-Cooks list,

Here is a copy of my Florilegium article for November.

I'm currently having problems getting the pictures included in the  
Trenchers-Hst-art file below to appear in the HTML (web) version.  
It's probably a Word to HTML conversion problem, but I am working on  
it and will hopefully get it fixed soon. In the meantime, if you have  
any interest in trenchers, this is a good article to read even  
without the pictures.

This article should appear on all of the kingdom mailing lists. If  
you notice that it hasn't been posted to a kingdom mailing list you  
are on, please contact me.

I am currently looking for deputy coordinators for the Atlantia,  
Atenveldt, Drachenwald and Meridies lists. The deputy coordinators  
are there to backup the regular coordinators and post the monthly  
article to their list only if something happens and the regular  
coordinator can't do so.

If you see a good article in a local newsletter or A&S journal,  
please encourage the author to send the article to be for possible  
inclusion in the Florilegium. This will let other people benefit from  
their work and give them some added visibility.

A Blending of the Past and Present

Over the past sixteen years in an ongoing effort, I have been  
collecting bits of useful information from various newsgroups, mail  
lists and articles submitted to me by their authors. In order to make  
this information available to others, I have placed this information  
in a series of files I call Stefan's Florilegium.

The Florilegium is on the web at: http://www.florilegium.org

I am always interested in new articles. If you have written an  
article that would be of interest to others in the SCA, please send  
it to me for possible inclusion in the Florilegium. Contact me for  
more details.

I am also interested in volunteers who might be interested in helping  
me maintain the Florilegium. Everything from collecting materials,  
editing and web work is needed. Again, please contact me for more  

For those who would like to help support the Florilegium project in  
another way, I have added a PayPal donation button on the top page of  
the site. Any donations, while not tax deductible, do help pay the  
overhead costs of keeping the site running.

      THLord Stefan li Rous   Ansteorra    stefan at florilegium.org

Here are the new files for this month:
In the FEASTS section:
    Med-Kitchens-lnks    Links to info on medieval kitchens by Dame
                            Aoife Finn of Ynos Mon.
In the FOOD section:
    raw-milk-msg         Finding and using raw milk.
In the FOOD-BREADS section:
    Trenchers-Hst-art    “Trenchers - A Brief History” by HL Baric
                            Firehand (Bear).
In the FOOD-SWEETS section:
    marshmallows-msg     The original marshmallow treats, made from
                            the Marsh Mallow plant.
In the PERFORMANCE ARTS section:
    lyres-msg            Medieval lyres and reconstructions.
In the SCA-INC section:
    peerage-cerem-msg    Thoughts on SCA Peerage ceremonies.

Here are some of the updated files.
    cak-soteltes-msg     Cake based sotelties. Decorated cakes.
    chainmail-msg        Making chainmail. Mail armor. References.
    frumenty-msg         A period cooked grain dish, often barley.
    guilds-msg           Medieval and SCA guilds.
    p-feasts-msg         General comments about period feasts.
    pomegranates-msg     Pomegranate fruit, juice and seeds.
    porridges-msg        Period porridges and gruels.
    spice-mixes-msg      Period spice mixtures. Poudre Forte, Douce.
    trenchers-msg        Wooden and bread trenchers. Plates.
    wine-msg             Medieval wines.
    yeasts-msg           Medieval use of yeast. Using it in the CMA.
Copyright 2006, Mark S. Harris.
Permission to reprint in SCA-related publications is hereby granted  
if the contents are left unchanged and the author is notified of the  
publication. Notification may be by email and reformatting is allowed.

THLord Stefan li Rous    Barony of Bryn Gwlad    Kingdom of Ansteorra
    Mark S. Harris           Austin, Texas           
StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
**** See Stefan's Florilegium files at:  http://www.florilegium.org ****

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