[Sca-cooks] Gunthar's reception.....
kiridono at gmail.com
Tue Feb 12 07:47:39 PST 2008
Thanks! If I need to make one, this, at least, gives me a jumping-off
point. However, if and when you get the chance, the photos would be
Kiri (hoping still to meet you one day!)
ome 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
> nipples off...
> 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>
> > wrote:
> >>> 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
> >> like
> >> Master A's and and apron for the ceremony.
> >> Gunthar
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