[Sca-cooks] Basting spit roasted meat

Audrey Bergeron-Morin audreybmorin at gmail.com
Sat Feb 2 12:34:51 PST 2008

I've seen the Bayeux "tapestry" in person twice, but it's a little too 
overwhelming to remember the details :-) I do have the 1/2 size-or-so repro 
book, so I took a look...

There is an illustration of a big cauldron hung over a fire. It seems like 
it's actually hanging from the spit-thing, though, not laid under it. Just a 
little bit further, there are two skewers with small animals (they might be 
fowl or maybe rabbits), being passed from hand to hand (but not shown over a 
fire). I think they're part of the same scene.

The only whole animals I could see were being carried on peoples' shoulders 
(looked like pigs).

If there are animals roasting on a spit, I can't find them - and yes, I 
looked in the borders too.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Pat Griffin" <ldyannedubosc at yahoo.com>
To: "'Cooks within the SCA'" <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Friday, February 01, 2008 12:24 PM
Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] Basting spit roasted meat

> One source that has been sited here in Meridies for spit roasting beef is 
> a
> scene from the Bayeux Tapestry that supposedly show whole animals being
> roasted on spits.  While I have not had the opportunity to study the 
> entire
> 231 feet of the thing, or even to see it in real life, I have not been 
> able
> to find such a scene online. I have, though, found a scene showing a spit
> mounted over a large cauldron.  Could steaming be a possibility?
> Lady Anne du Bosc Known as Mordonna The Cook
> Mka Pat Griffin
> Thorngill, Meridies
> mka Montgomery, AL
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