[Sca-cooks] SCA 50th Anniversary Challenge
Sharon R. Saroff
sindara at pobox.com
Sun Jul 20 17:40:08 PDT 2008
The recipes I have tried so far are challenging because in some
cases, I am trying something I have never done before. The 2 syrups
and 1 wine recipe I tried last weekend were a first for me. For
Trial By Fire I am again using recipes that are new to me.
At 07:22 PM 7/20/2008, you wrote:
>Well, it doesn't necessarily hafta be 50 things simultaneously ;-) I
>accepted the challenge last fall, and in my case, I'm going to teach
>50 students smithing. Carowyn made me a scroll out of copper, that
>I'll be having my students sign. Anybody wants a smithing lesson,
>please come to my forge in SPCA camp, in W10 ;-) But, if I tried to
>teach 50 students at the same time, there's be no room around the
>forge, and I wouldn't be able to do a decent job.
>But, for those who want a cooking challenge, how about redacting 50
>recipes? Or, making 50 recipes you've never tried before? Or, for some
>of us, making 50 variations on a common recipe- 50 soups, or 50
>variations on something like blancmange, or 50 Arabic recipes. The
>thing about something like this, is you need to challenge yourself.
>What can you find to do, that will make you better at what you do?
>On Sun, Jul 20, 2008 at 5:13 PM, Kingstaste <kingstaste at comcast.net> wrote:
>> Wow, you guys seem to have started on the Pennsic Season Weird
>> 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
>> 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
>> 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
>> orange peels) to candy. Sauces - hard to hold. I could carve
>> 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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>Heat it up
>Hit it hard
>Repent as necessary.
>It's the smith who makes the tools, not the tools which make the smith.
>.I never wanted to see anybody die, but there are a few obituary
>notices I have read with pleasure. -Clarence Darrow
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Sharon R. Saroff, M.S.Ed.
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