[Sca-cooks] 12th Night 2007 Stories

ranvaig at columbus.rr.com ranvaig at columbus.rr.com
Sun Jan 7 07:14:36 PST 2007

At 9:40 AM -0500 1/7/07, Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius wrote:
>Well, there's a fairly limited number of possibilities, I imagine. 
>The info on the site says it's described in monastic rules (the only 
>one I've read is the Rule of Saint Benedict, which probably isn't 
>very close), and mentioned in the Brehon Laws as being an appropriate
>food for fostered princes.

Well, it is my site, and a work in progress to document what might 
have been served in 10th c Ireland. I really need to research those 

Each year I try to do more research, but much of this was thrown 
together several years ago when I took over the feast on short notice.

>  There are certainly enough references in 
>later sources to wrapping foods to protect them to suggest that our 
>modern love for nicely browned baked goods and smoky-tasting meats 
>was perhaps not universal in period.

If everything you ate was a little too smoky, perhaps you wouldn't 
enjoy it quite as much.


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