[Sca-cooks] Gunthar's reception.....
Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius
adamantius1 at verizon.net
Tue Feb 12 05:51:28 PST 2008
On Feb 12, 2008, at 7:54 AM, Elaine Koogler wrote:
> Do we have a picture of Master A's??
The last time we discussed it, the garment in question had vanished
mysteriously, but I recently located it again. I'll see if I can get
some decent photos, but now, of course, the only decent digital camera
has vanished mysteriously (although I'm assuming The Evil Spawn has it
in his room for some nefarious purpose). I doubt cell phone photos
will do for this. I'll see what I can do in the next day or two.
What it is, is a cream-colored, canvas-ey cotton (basically duck-
cloth) Greenland gown with extra-long sleeve cuffs meant to be doubled
back (and with an extra layer of fabric in them to stiffen them a
little, protect from radiant heat, etc.) Similarly constructed high
collar and front panels to guard against hot oil splashes, etc.
Because it's a Greenland gown, it sort of spreads out from the
shoulders, and you have to belt it in somewhat or you look like a
sailboat, but you can tuck extra fabric behind the chest panels to
increase the effect I spoke of. The protection from heat, not the
sailboat look. It's held together with hooks and eyes down the front.
Just the thing for diving into a convection oven without burning your
My original version was a workman's cote (although not as form-fitting
as a cote-hardie) looking somewhat like the cotes seen in
illustrations of the workmen in Tacuinum Sanitatis. I liked it better,
but the replacement garment was made by a friend who felt the
Greenland design would be more appropriate.
The cap is a matching Hieland bonnet, basically a bag for your head,
set into a headband. I've seen period drawings of bakers with very
cool (figuratively and literally) sort of slit sailor's caps looking
like a pinwheel on your head, but now that I actually need the
illustration, I can't seem to find it. It appears the design features
four or more triangular panels with bases off-kilter, so when the
triangles are set into the headband, one edge sort of poufs out a bit,
leaving a small air vent between it and the next triangle, but because
they overlap slightly, there's no obvious gap.
> On Feb 11, 2008 10:49 PM, Michael Gunter <countgunthar at hotmail.com>
>>> I think that Gunthar should be elevated wearing a white gown,
>>> black >
>> and white houndstooth checked hose, and a chef's toque. YMMV. :-)>
>> > 'Lainie
>> I've been seriously considering finding a pattern for a period
>> chef's coat
>> Master A's and and apron for the ceremony.
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