[Sca-cooks] kitchen tips

Huette von Ahrens ahrenshav at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 22 01:14:12 PDT 2008

Hroar has talked about this particular feast.  He said that it turned him off of going to SCA feasts.  He says that the head cook for this feast was Duke Cariadoc, so perhaps His Grace can fill us in?

--- On Thu, 8/21/08, Johnna Holloway <johnnae at mac.com> wrote:

> From: Johnna Holloway <johnnae at mac.com>
> Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] kitchen tips
> To: "Cooks within the SCA" <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
> Date: Thursday, August 21, 2008, 5:20 AM
> Well, the train wasn't running on time at this feast.
> I think people would have abandoned the feast and left,
> except
> for the fact that Court was after the feast and that meant
> people
> were attempting to stay at the event and be at court. But
> at
> the same time they wanted something to eat. I can remember
> being at feasts
> where we'd wander out to the parking lot for 30-40
> minutes at a time
> (no a/c in the halls) to cool off and then come back if
> they had managed
> to serve something during that time. An hour between
> courses was
> common. People devoured what was served in about 8 minutes
> and then waited
> another 50 minutes for the next dish.
> In retrospect, it was a combination of factors from too
> small kitchens, 
> not enough
> dishes on hand so you could plate everything (without
> washing for every 
> course),
> inexperience, too many feast tickets sold, waiting on the
> royalty to 
> arrive, etc.
> Things over time have improved greatly in terms of
> equipment and skill 
> sets.
> We spend a lot more money these days too.
> Johnnae


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