[Sca-cooks] New to this list - Need help with a medieval wedding

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Sun Mar 18 22:09:42 PDT 2007

Jennifer asked:
<<< I am not an SCA member (yet) so hope it is okay that I am
here. >>>

Welcome to our SCA-Cooks list! And perhaps welcome to the SCA. You  
don't have to be a paid member to participate, but perhaps someday  
you will decide that the SCA is for you and choose to join and  
support it with a paid membership.

I've just gotten back from a week-long SCA event called Gulf Wars, so  
it is good that you emailed when you did. :-) It will be a while  
until I get to the other days of messages that are stacked up, for me.

<<< The reason I have joined this list is because I need help. My  
partner and I
are getting married, we are having a medieval themed wedding/ 
reception and
have no idea what to serve to our guests.

Can anybody help me come up with some menu suggestions/recipies. >>>

As others have mentioned, you might try some of the files in the  
Florilegium. You can find the web address in my sig. line below.

I'm not sure I have much on medieval wedding picnic feasts, but this  
file in the FEASTS section might give you some ideas:
picnic-feasts-msg (12K)  7/ 6/01    Ideas for light, picnic style  

But are you specifically interested in picnic feasts because of the  
facilities (or lack thereof) or just like the idea. There are ways to  
serve more complete meals, including warm food, at primitive sites.  
It is often done in my region in the SCA. For instance, variations on  
a buffet type meal concentrating on 'finger foods' might work.

dayboards-msg     (58K)  5/21/06    SCA dayboards, middle-of-the-day  
Daybrd-Advent-art (16K)  8/ 5/02    "Dayboard Adventures" by Jadwiga  
Rus-Vik-daybd-art (10K) 11/27/05    A Russian/Viking dayboard done by  
                                        Jadwiga Zajaczkowa.

I'm sure that there is more specific help that I or others might be  
able to offer if you can give a few more details.

For more details on medieval and medieval-styled weddings you might  
also wish to check out the WEDDINGS section of the Florilegium. I do  
have more updated versions of these files that I have yet to edit and  
upload to the site. If you request it, and let me know which files  
are of most interest, I will see about working on those files. I'm  
afraid that usually adding new files gets more of my resources than  
updating files that are already online. But then either win out over  
spending time making the site "cuter".

For a bit more on the SCA, you might also want to check out the  
NEWCOMERS section.

(yes, I'm B A C K...)  :-)
THLord Stefan li Rous    Barony of Bryn Gwlad    Kingdom of Ansteorra
    Mark S. Harris           Austin, Texas           
StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
**** See Stefan's Florilegium files at:  http://www.florilegium.org ****

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