[Sca-cooks] HI

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Fri Jan 18 18:35:14 PST 2008

Kluas commented:

<<< thank you for the greeting. and i try not to be a lurker.>>>

Welcome to the SCA-Cooks list!

<<< I'm cooking for an event in oct'08, and i have cooked feasts  
before and well I'm having some problems with cooking the same feast  
over and over. also i am not a boil-a-bag style of cook. fresh is  
better, for me. and if you do boil-a-bag good on you. its just not  
for me.>>>

Well yes, fresh is often better, although there are some foods which  
are better after they've sat for a while. The reason boil-in-bags are  
often used is because of lack of kitchen facilities. It may be  
different in Meriedies, I've heard you all often have *cabins* to  
sleep in, but sometimes in Ansteorra and elsewhere there are little  
or nothing in the way of kitchen facilities.

How would you handle an outside feast on a primative site with no  
cooking equipment except what you brought along?

In case you ever do find yourself in that situation, grills and boil- 
in-bags are often the way to go. Here is some commentary, much of it  
from this list, on what has and has not worked for people before.
bag-cooking-msg   (46K)  9/ 8/07    Using plastic bags to warm pre- 
cooked foods
                                        at SCA events.

<<< i feel i need some inspiration that's why I've joined this list.  
I've done french, German English Spain and my fav Italian. each have  
their own challenge. >>>

How do you seen the challenges being different between each of these  
cuisines? What was your favorite Italian dish or feast?

<<< also any one know a good subtlety?  >>>

When you say "subtlety" are you speaking of items that are totally  
edible? Foods that look like one food but are actually made of  
another? Or foods that often made of things that are non-edible  
items?  Here are some Florilegium files from each of those  
categories. There are more in the FOOD-SWEETS-DECORATED section:
ill-fd-feast-art  (10K) 12/ 8/97    A feast consisting of illusion  
illusion-fds-msg (142K) 11/ 7/04    Medieval illusion foods.  
Disguised food.
Warners-art       (32K)  6/29/98    An article on disguised food.
                                        by Alizaunde, Demoiselle de  
cak-soteltes-msg  (56K)  9/21/06    Cake based sotelties. Decorated  
Chastlete-art     (18K)  4/ 4/02    "Chastlete, a Pastry Castle" by Lady
                                        Constance de LaRose.
sotelties-msg    (201K)  3/29/05    Sotelties and Warners - decorated  
sotelte-tols-msg  (26K)  7/22/06    Useful tools for creating sotelties.

<<< i am also feilding questions about my e-mail address, so let'em  
rip. lets ansewer som FAQ. honey is ok,and no i'm not hairy like a  

I don't think I have anything on monkeys, but perhaps this file might  
be of interest. :-)
honey-msg         (14K)  7/12/06    Period use of honey. Honey sources.

Err, yes, That Stefan. :-)
THLord Stefan li Rous    Barony of Bryn Gwlad    Kingdom of Ansteorra
    Mark S. Harris           Austin, Texas           
StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
**** See Stefan's Florilegium files at:  http://www.florilegium.org ****

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