[Sca-cooks] Thoughts about a neat feast
lilinah at earthlink.net
Fri Jun 1 20:26:01 PDT 2007
Jadwiga Zajaczkowa / Jenne Heise <jenne at fiedlerfamily.net> wrote:
> > >I was thinking about doing a totally fancy feast. It would
> > >be very expensive, costing diners $20 - $25 probably.
> > >But it would be done in an all day, period fashion with
> > >courses brought out at various times with musicians
> > >and entertainment.
> > >
> > >The theme would be the Greek Gods with each course
> > >being dedicated to a god or group of gods.
> > This sounds like the sort of thing that, if period at all, would be
> > late period--at least, that's my association. Do we have examples of
> > that sort of themed feast?
>I believe there are a number of late-period Italian examples described
>in Roy Strong's _Feast: A History of Grand Eating_
Those Italian feasts are unbelievably amazing - with tables with
machinery in them so they split and move during the feast - and food
that descends from the ceilings on clouds.
Amazing and astonishing reading.
Urtatim (that's err-tah-TEEM)
the persona formerly known as Anahita
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