[Sca-cooks] Late Italian feast
lilinah at earthlink.net
Wed Feb 20 14:42:24 PST 2008
>Nothing wrong with serving the chicken in pieces, but I do like the
>presentation factor of a whole bird. I also accompany my whole chickens
>with both a carving knife & serving fork (as all my dishes I try to have an
>appropriate serving utensil sent to the table).
It's a nice idea... but... one does not always find that among one's
tablemates is someone skilled at carving a fowl.
I would serve pieces with sauce on the side to save some grief,
unless i could guarantee that all the dishes in my feast could be
served in a very period manner...
I know i have to supply all cookware, serving dishes, and utensils
when i cook a feast - yeah, i don't own everything, and i can
sometimes borrow from other cooks, but i can't count on it.
And i know i can't afford to buy 10 or 12 carving knives and 10 or 12
meat serving forks to add to my collection. Every time i do a feast i
buy more equipment, little by little. I figure by the time i am fully
physically incapacitated to cook a feast, i'll have what i needed
when i could.
Urtatim (that's err-tah-TEEM)
the persona formerly known as Anahita
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