[Sca-cooks] *Sigh* That tomato thing - again

Johnna Holloway johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu
Mon Oct 2 20:27:15 PDT 2006

I suppose I remember the old days when demos
were largely games, fighting demonstrations and music.
Food wasn't a large part of the demo scene. Food was saved for
revels once people joined. But then I joined 33 years ago this fall...


> <<I suppose I have to ask why even have tomatoes at a demo for newcomers?
> Why not just have European foods from
> prior to the Voyages of Discovery with a selection of medieval recipes and
> cookbooks? Johnnae>>>
> De: Because then you may be giving the newcomers the impression that SCA
> ends in 1492(?)
> There are plenty of known foods and recipes that can be displayed that is
> not New World. But if you have the urge to display NW then you need some
> form of explanation of whens, whys, whatfors and where, so there is little
> confusion.

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