[Sca-cooks] The Tiniest Little Gloat

S CLEMENGER sclemenger at msn.com
Tue Feb 19 18:23:27 PST 2008

He's actually known, by the locals, to be quite the weirdo, so I'm not surprised....
--Maire, who's actually been to his estate, which is freaking amazing!
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Susan Fox<mailto:selene at earthlink.net> 
  To: Cooks within the SCA<mailto:sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org> 
  Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 9:24 AM
  Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] The Tiniest Little Gloat

  1502, and the Marquess of Bath is officially a Dick.  What would it cost 
  him, honestly?

  All the temperatures Marc reported were in Celsius but we did okay with 
  that.  1100 in the hottest middle part of the largest roasting fire is 
  still bloody hot.  That explains how they manage to properly fire that 
  clay pitcher with the meatloaf stuff inside.  I'll have to ask Mercy or 
  Hroar what "cone" that is.


  silverr0se at aol.com<mailto:silverr0se at aol.com> wrote:
  > This year they've been told to apply science to what they are doing so they are measuring everything - like how much wood leaves how much ash, the tempature of meat as it roasts on a spit (very interesting - there is about a forty degree difference between the flame side and the non-flame side so the meat is constantly expanding and contracting) and that the 15 foot wide roasting fireplace actually gets up to kiln temperatures.
  > Marc's cohort Richard is attempting to decipher a 1502 (or was it 1602, Selene?) manuscript recipe book, whose owner the Marquis of bath will not let them see the original. He's working from a 1950's microfiche that has the backside of the pages showing thru, so he is going somewhat nuts.

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