[Sca-cooks] SCA 50th Anniversary Challenge

Kingstaste kingstaste at comcast.net
Mon Jul 21 09:32:21 PDT 2008

Yup, nic, I'm with you on the preserved foods thought.  Someone on the
herbalist list suggested 50 pickles, but I like the idea of various food
preservation techniques as an expanded version of that.  A traveler's pack
with food for a journey with dried and pickled foods is an interesting
concept that piques my interest.  (Nothing against all the sweet foods - you
guys have fun with those, but I've never been much of a Patissier).
Hey, I wonder how our current Maj's intend on leaving the throne.  If they
are going on a pilgrimage of some sort, that would be a great way to tie
that in...

I accept the challenge to come up with more, and thereby modify it to meet
Stefan's complaint . . . let's add all sorts of traveling and preserved food
items.  You can get into an entire world of techniques and processes that
can lead to an understanding of about 5 months worth of eating habits . . .

Smoked meats
Lucanian sausages
Salted meats
Salted fish (different techniques)
Fermented fish sauce (garam . . . nuoc mam)
Dried fruits of various types
Pickled fruits and vegetables
Pickled meat

Marmalade  (pectin set and sugar set)
Mustard sauces (must be a dozen of these alone)

Sauces could actually get you to 50 if you tried, and separated some sauces
from the meats in some recipes.  Some other sauces are fairly shelf sturdy,
like cameline, green sauces, and the like.

Now we have categrories that are sprawling, but not TOO much . . . .

pacem et 50,
niccolo difrancesco

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