[Sca-cooks] Boar's Head

The Sheltons sheltons at sysmatrix.net
Wed Aug 20 20:59:00 PDT 2008

Chiquart provides detailed instructions on how to glaze boar's heads and 
make them breathe fire.  He recommends painting the faces half green and 
half yellow.  Then to make them even more spiffy, he recommends serving them 
with banners around their heads with the heraldry of the lord they will be 
placed in front of.

John le Burguillun

From: Johnna Holloway <johnnae at mac.com>

 But green can be very striking.  There is one that is photographed in
Flandrin's  F?tes gourmandes au  Moyen Age.
It's colored green  from an herbal concoction with some gold gilding.
And to top it off, it's breathing fire. Master A. can attest that it's a
 great photo, I'm sure.


 Jennifer Carlson wrote:
When preparing a boar's head for the head table:
If you want to endore it, use a WHITE pig's head.  Black pig + egg yolk = 
To remove the bristles, do NOT scald and pluck/scrape - it works on the 
animal's back, but not the head.  Use a propane torch to singe them off.  Do 
this outside.  Please.
If Gunthar is the current king, make sure the boar's head is not just for 
show, because he WILL want to eat it.  (Only time I've ever had to tell my 
sovereign "No.")

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