[Sca-cooks] dinner impossible

Ang Malone alm4cu at localnet.com
Thu Jan 31 14:07:55 PST 2008

Hello.  I don't want to spoil it for anyone but I've seen some 
comments so here goes mine.

This was a local Maryland Medieval festival.  I don't think it had 
anything to do with the SCA.

The rules for Chef Irving was this:  he could  only use medieval 
tools to cook.  So the knives he had weren't the best, he cooked over 
open fires and in an outside oven thing.  He had to grind spices with 
a mortar and pestle.  There were lots of New world foods and 
techniques, such as thickening with flour.  Although they had him use 
an "old fashion flour" to make the ravioli pasta, but they didn't 
care about other new world ingredients or techniques,  it was a 
little weird, at least for me after cooking the SCA for so long.

I wish they would've said more about where/how this organization was 
and why they picked him.  Maybe it says so on the website.

BTW, later on at the end he did have a kilt with a nice period like 
white shirt.  Really looked nice!


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