[Sca-cooks] September 2008 MK Cook's Challenge
gaylinwalli at gmail.com
Tue Sep 2 07:51:43 PDT 2008
Bah, so much for my new email client. What I meant to type was this:
I've intentionally left this vague. As I described on the MK Cooks list, the
goals are to create as many dishes as possible, but it assumes that you
won't be serving a dish that looks skimpy. What is your judgement on skimpy?
What looks like an acceptable amount and why? Think about these things as
you're figuring out your dishes and feel free to discuss the implications of
your choices when you send your list.
As a way of further explanation, sometimes we leave these things out to spur
conversation on the list. It allows for more discussion. :)
On Tue, Sep 2, 2008 at 10:43 AM, S CLEMENGER <sclemenger at msn.com> wrote:
> Question: How many people is each dish supposed to feed?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Gaylin Walli" <gaylinwalli at gmail.com>
> To: "Cooks within the SCA" <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 8:28 AM
> Subject: [Sca-cooks] September 2008 MK Cook's Challenge
> > With the exception of August (because of Pennsic), the Middle Kingdom
> > Cooks
> > list has been regularly having "challenges" among its members. These may
> > include things like virtual siege challenges, disaster recovery
> > (e.g.,, the kitchen burned down the night before the event, what do you
> > do?), or thought provokers intended to spur discussions (e.g., other than
> > your chef's knife, what single tool is essential to your recreation?).
> > Challenges are issued (by me, based on private requests and my little ol'
> > evil imagination), the first of every month or the closest day thereto if
> > that day falls on a weekend or a holiday. I issued September's Challenge
> > this morning and thought that, now that I've resubscribed to SCA Cooks,
> > perhaps people here might be interested in seeing the challenges as well.
> > Enjoy,
> > Iasmin
> > ***************************************
> > In honor of being back from Pennsic (and at the request of a few
> > this month's Cook's Challenge is a good, old fashioned, (virtual) siege
> > challenge, taken from Iasmin's Disaster Deck (minus the disaster).
> > The Challenge:
> > You are the besieged in a fortified location. Your food stores are
> > low and you must figure out a way to end the siege to avoid the
> > possibility
> > of starvation. Your enemy has agreed to parlay at your location and you
> > must
> > appear to be able to hold out for many more months should negotiations go
> > poorly. Your goals are to create the greatest number of *tasty* and
> > dishes with only the ingredients listed below.
> > The Rules:
> > -- You have unlimited supplies of fat and water.
> > -- You must use recipes that would have been used in period and you must
> > list the title and general description of the recipe.
> > -- You must list roughly the amount of the ingredients you're using in
> > recipe (and obviously your total amounts must equal those listed below).
> > -- You can split the amount of an ingredient as much as you need to
> > between
> > recipes in order to make the dishes you need to.
> > -- You can assume you have a a fully functional medieval or renaissance
> > kitchen, not just a fire pit.
> > -- Your time is not limited for preparation, but you probably don't have
> > more than two days before the negotiations must take place.
> > The Ingredients:
> > You have exactly these ingredients to spare for you dinner and no more
> > (with
> > the exception of the fat and water)....
> > -- one 3 lb whole roasting chicken, all parts attached (except the
> > feathers)
> > -- 3 chicken eggs
> > -- 1 lbs of brown rice
> > -- 2 cups whole wheat flour
> > -- 5 spring onions (green onions with the stalks attached)
> > -- 1/2 cup dried prunes
> > -- 2 rather runty apples
> > -- 1/2 cup dried currants
> > -- a whole lemon, rather wrinkled
> > -- 1/2 lb white, hard cheese, unknown type
> > -- 1/2 cup olive oil
> > -- 1/2 cup honey
> > -- 1 cup goat's milk
> > -- 1/2 lbs fresh spinach
> > -- 3 large, red carrots, tops attached (in miraculously good condition)
> > -- 1 small bunch of thyme
> > -- 2 sticks of cinnamon
> > -- 1/4 cup whole, raw almonds
> > What do you cook?
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