[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.

HL Sindara

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 
Topics Thread
 >> way early this year, can Twinkies be far behind?
 >> Ahem.
 >> 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 
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!
 >> Christianna
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 >Saint Phlip
 >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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S.E.D.R.A., Inc.
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