[Sca-cooks] Advice on feast cooking and supplying.

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Sun Feb 24 22:45:55 PST 2008

Sabina said:

<<< I agree with everything you suggested here. I doubt seriously
with my limited vision, that I would ever cook a feast that  
large..but hey,
anything could happened, right? >>>

My eyesight isn't that good, but I've never considered that it might  
be a limitation in my cooking a feast. My problem is more a lack of  
cooking experience, particularly with large quantities. So I don't  
see myself cooking a feast, but I have done one Royal Luncheon that  
went over well.

Why do you think your eyesight might limit your cooking a feast? For  
the most part you aren't cooking everything, you are leading others   
in cooking individual dishes. I see a headcook as an overseeer,  
organizer and troubleshooter. Others may disagree, though.

Perhaps this file in the FEASTS section of the Florilegium might be  
useful to you:
headcooks-msg    (155K)  5/17/01    Advice for SCA headcooks.  
Planning feasts.

<<< I especially agree with the budgetary
suggestions, as on 2 fixed incomes I'd have to do it that way anyhow.
99cent stores was a surprise though. We've got one and we cruise it
frequently. >>>

While this may not work for a large feast, you might like to look at  
these files for cooking some period food at home:
Cheap-Apicius-art (13K)  9/28/98    "Apicius for the Impoverished" by  
cheap-meats-msg   (18K)  9/ 4/97    Cheap meats for feasts. Cooking  
with them.

THLord Stefan li Rous    Barony of Bryn Gwlad    Kingdom of Ansteorra
    Mark S. Harris           Austin, Texas           
StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
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