[Sca-cooks] Greetings from the Incipient Shire of Tymberhavene in AnTir

Susan Fox selene at earthlink.net
Sat Aug 11 10:51:29 PDT 2007

Nick Sasso wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> "Pelican Cooking" rather than "Laurel Cooking"
> if you take my meaning.  The dish itself should be in the appropriate
> historical style for a SCA event, but here we are addressing the Virtue
> of Hospitality rather than of Scholarship. > > > > > >
> this sort of phrase always confuses me.  It seems to imply that Pelicans
> aren't interested in advancing the educational, historical, atmospheric
> value of eatery in SCA events.  Or that somehow it has to be a dichotamous
> or either/or situation with them . . . either we can satisfy modern
> hospitality fetish OR feed people food appropriate to the general atmophere
> and broad spectrum of time that we are portraying so many other ways with
> great aplomb and obsession.
> Not going down the implication road that somehow Laurels, in their desire to
> advance the sub-culture of SCA life, cannot or do not satisfy the modern
> hospitality "demands".
> Probably not the intent, but there ya' go.
> niccolo difrancesco

You are right, you are imposing a sense of exclusivity that I did not 
mean.  I was just looking at the intent of the request.  Just filling 
bellies isn't the point.  Keeping people fed and energized, within the 
SCA milieu is an art form in itself!  I just don't feel the need to 
document strenuously outside of a contest situation.  Your mileage may vary.

Oh by the way, I do hold a grant-level kingdom arts award and several 
cooking prizes, so I don't consider myself a complete artistic dud.  
<trying to save a little face here!>


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