[Sca-cooks] need to draw on your experience

Elaine Koogler kiridono at gmail.com
Thu Nov 13 09:30:11 PST 2008

Sounds like a wonderful idea...wish I could afford the airfare to come join
you!  The Midrealm does a similar thing with the food...the feast in the
evening is a potluck and is always delicious.  However, cooks usually bring
their dishes prepared, only needing possibly reheating.  Be aware that some
dishes may take a long time to prepare, so that might cut into your


On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 7:33 AM, Susanne Mayer <susanne.mayer5 at chello.at>wrote:

> Greetings to all,
> I need to draw on your experiences as cooks, event organizers and fellow
> SCAdians.
> 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
> night.
> A lot of them of interesst to SCAdians and some even have cooking themed
> events that night.
> http://langenacht2.orf.at/index.php?id=740
> to name just a few:
> Globe museum
> Kunsthistorische Museum
> 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
> demonstrations)
> Museum of Pharmacy and chemists
> the new roman museum (had a food related theme this year)
> Treasury
> 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
> event already?
> best regards
> Katharina
> Drachenwald
> ad-flumen-caerulum
> http://www.sca-austria.org/
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