[Sca-cooks] SCA 50th Anniversary Challenge
Sharon R. Saroff
sindara at pobox.com
Sun Jul 20 17:35:14 PDT 2008
Our local Baroness (Martelle von Charlottenburg of Bright Hills)
noted last year that there was a challange to make 50 A&S things for
the 50 year anniversary. I have already started on 50 beaded things
of which I have completed 10 items. I am also considering making 50
period middle eastern recipes. Technically I have already completed
5 recipes-2 syrups, 1 wine, 1 of herb fritters and 1 chicken dish. I
am spreading this out obviously. Whatever competition is coming up I
try to do at least 1 new entry and display my progress.
Bright Hills is doing Trial By Fire cooking competition after
Pennsic. I am working on 5 recipes for that competition. Storvik
has its dessert revel after Pennsic. I am also shooting to have a
period middle eastern dessert there.
Notice, if I am successful in getting entries for both events done I
will have completed 11 recipes. Do it a little at a time and that
way you can get it all done with little waste.
Who is enjoying learning as a result of this challenge
At 05:13 PM 7/20/2008, you wrote:
>Wow, you guys seem to have started on the Pennsic Season Weird Topics Thread
>way early this year, can Twinkies be far behind?
>I just returned from our Royal University of Meridies event, which was very
>nice. Held on a small college campus in Pulaski, TN, all of our classes
>were held in the comfort of a/c, which was a blessing. At the Pel meeting,
>Mistress Solvieg brought flyers for the 50th Anniversary A&S Challenge.
>There is a call out for people to start working on something that represents
>50, has 50 pieces, is done 50 times, etc. One example was a lady making 50
>small knitting samples to show various medieval techniques, or a household
>making 50 pieces of Kingdom Regalia. Another idea put forth was cooking 50
>medieval recipes. His Majesty Caspar of Merieides looked at me and said
>"Christianna could make 50 things to eat!". A while later as I passed His
>Majesty on the way out the door, he said "so remember, 50 things for Me to
>eat!". So it seems I have been given a personal challenge. Our Meridian
>30th Year Celebration is scheduled to coincide with our Fall Coronation
>event, so I thought it would be nice if I could make a trial run at whatever
>I am going to do and present it to His Maj as they step down.
>So now my quandary is, 50 of what? 50 bites of any food is a lot, so
>whatever it is has to be able to keep (presuming not all of it would be
>consumed at one go). Candies or tarts or something finger-food sized comes
>to mind, perhaps 50 pieces of the same item would be ok, although I like the
>idea of 50 different somethings. I have thought about candied confits, but
>don't honestly think I can come up with 50 different spices/flavorings (like
>orange peels) to candy. Sauces - hard to hold. I could carve His Majesty's
>arms on 50 almonds .. ok, let me stop and sit down for a minute here - lol.
>So, since the list seems to have nothing else in the way of period foods to
>talk about, I thought I would float it here. I don't know if anyone else
>has heard about this challenge yet, and if not, consider this your first
>notice, and what might you do to participate? As far as I know there is no
>one set contest or deadline in mind for this, although there probably will
>be at some point closer to the date (A.S. L will be in 2015). Let's
>brainstorm for a bit and see what sort of weird ideas we can come up with.
>With the talent represented on this list, I'm sure those ideas will take
>shape in some very creative ways!
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Sharon R. Saroff, M.S.Ed.
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