[Sca-cooks] need to draw on your experience
susanne.mayer5 at chello.at
Thu Nov 13 04:33:34 PST 2008
Greetings to all,
I need to draw on your experiences as cooks, event organizers and fellow
We mulled over ideas for novel events in our shires and for several years
now we are tossing around the idea of a cook out/ museum expediton:
Here are my ideas:
arrival Friday, get together, discusion, Museum booklet handout, ...
Saturday cook out:
Held in a school with an industrial kitchen so all who want to cook their
pet period recipe have space enough to do so. All dishes will be eaten as
expanded event lunch by the cooks and the other participants.
I do not want to set a theme as the broad range of what was eaten in the SCA
period is what I would like to see here: 600-1600 and the missive "all lands
having contact to europe at that time" leaves you with a lot of traditions
to draw from.
I would only ask for categories so you will not have 20 different egg
appetizers or a sweet dessert lunch only.
Food stuff will be bought in the morning by all cooks hitting the various
markets with local guides.
Non-cooks can either hit the city, go on our popular textile shopping spree
or help and carry all the food the cooks buy. ;-) or we will find members
to give classes, etc...
These kitchens have the basic tools to work as they are educational
institutions, special equipment will be provided by local people if possible
(I alone have about 5 mortars in 3 different materials).
A sortiment of medieval spices will also be provided before hand.
Each dish does not need to feed all participants but must be sufficent for
all to taste. (will have to be determined as soon as number of atendees and
recipies are known).
The fee will have to be split into sleeping fee (in Vienna hostels, idealy
also sleeping in the scholl will be possible, ....) and food fee which will
be used to buy all necessary food stuff.
The evening program will be MUSEUM from 18:00 pm to 1:00 am in the mornig in
groups or alone, as every one preferes.
We wanted to combine the cooking event with the very popular "long night of
museums" as Vienna has 90+ museums to visit with one ticket troughout the
A lot of them of interesst to SCAdians and some even have cooking themed
events that night.
to name just a few:
Austrian Museum of applied art (Tapestries, glas, lace,.., tableware)
Neidhard Fresken (the only profan ballroom to survive from the 12th cent.)
New Imperial palace (Armour, musical instruments, historical fighting
Museum of Pharmacy and chemists
the new roman museum (had a food related theme this year)
Treasury of the Teutonic order
Vienna Historic museum
museum of military history (historical fighting demonstrations)
Sunday: people will leave as soon as they are ready (depending on sleeping
aranngements) or lenghten stay with local people or visit additional sites
assisted by local people.
So I would realy like to hear your opinion and has someone made such an
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