[Sca-cooks] The 50th annual SCA-Cooks Thanksgiving list!

Gretchen Beck grm at andrew.cmu.edu
Mon Nov 20 15:19:33 PST 2006

Completely unapropos to actual cooking, I saw a amusing little cookbook the 
other day for those who look at a can opener and say "how do you use this 
thing anyhow." (one of my ex boyfriends said that once and meant it--that 
changed really quickly:=)) It was called A Man, A Plan, A Can. It was on 
that laminated cardboard stuff, showed pictures of the cans and packages 
and had really simple instructions. The recipe for fruit parfait was a hoot 
(take one can fruit cocktail, one can squirty whipped cream. 1. Open can. 
2. Put fruit in glass bowl. 3. Squirt some whipped cream on top), but not 
atypical. All of the recipes were edible (although some, just barely), and 
some sounded tasty in an "i'm hiding in a dark room so noone can see me eat 
this" sort of way. All this talk of cooking for thanksgiving and teaching 
smiths how to cook made me think of the book, and I figured it was a good 
time to share.

toodles, margaret

--On Monday, November 20, 2006 6:06 PM -0500 "Phil Troy / G. Tacitus 
Adamantius" <adamantius1 at verizon.net> wrote:

> On Nov 20, 2006, at 5:02 PM, Saint Phlip wrote:
>> Well, I've been entertaining myself with convincing the guys on
>> TheForge, a mundane (sorta) smithing List that cooking is just a
>> variety of smithing. I mean, you heat up steel, and make something
>> good, right? No big difference ;-)
> One of the great moments in my time in the SCA was when I was
> patiently trying to teach four or five fighters how to make puff
> pastry (height and upper body strength being useful things behind a
> rolling pin), and they just weren't getting it at all, until I said
> something about lamination, and one of them yelled out, "Holy sh**!
> We're making Damascus steel!!! I _knew_ this was the coolest!"
> Hey, somewhere I have a copy of a book about cooking on your car
> engine. I bet those recipes could be adapted pretty easily...
> Adamantius
> "S'ils n'ont pas de pain, vous fait-on dire, qu'ils  mangent de la
> brioche!" / "If there's no bread to be had, one has to say, let them
> eat cake!"
>      -- attributed to an unnamed noblewoman by Jean-Jacques Rousseau,
> "Confessions", 1782
> "Why don't they get new jobs if they're unhappy -- or go on Prozac?"
>      -- Susan Sheybani, assistant to Bush campaign spokesman Terry
> Holt, 07/29/04
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