[Sca-cooks] OT OOP tedious process
rocas511 at hotmail.com
Mon Nov 12 14:08:54 PST 2007
I wanted to ask for some input on a project of mine. I have been practicing medieval cooking for several years now. I am used to cooking it for my wife and myself. I have never cooked for a feast, though I did serve at a Val-day feast when I was in the Blue Dragons. I am planning a period dinner party for four couples. The dinner will be done in French service style along with all of the usual period eating customs. But I am having trouble deciding what to include in the menu. I have a limited budget and many of the dinner guests are mundanes (that is to say, not rennies). I was wondering if anyone has done something similar and would be willing to share their experience.
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> From: StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
> Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2007 00:42:52 -0600
> Subject: [Sca-cooks] OT OOP tedious process
> Maire detailed:
> <<< Or consumption. Many, many years ago, when I was a sophomore in
> college, I took an art class on pottery. (What fun to get dirty for
> credit! <g>) One of our projects involved a firing technique called
> "raku," if I recall the spelling correctly (Carter was president,
> okay? It was a *long* time ago!). The pots are fired in a special
> kiln, and wet straw is used in the kiln. ISTR it making a really
> pretty crackly glaze. The kiln was set up outside, behind the
> library on campus.
> Some officious snot turned our whole class in for smoking pot,
> because they'd mistaken the smell of burning straw.... >>>
> Ummm. I'm not rich enough (or knowledgeable enough about pottery
> firing) but if you used pot instead of straw, would you get a
> different glazing effect?
> More fun with clay:
> P-tale-MWIFO-art (23K) 8/26/96 Making Wrought Iron from Ore at
> Pennsic 24.
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