[Sca-cooks] Musing on Mongol

David Walddon david at vastrepast.com
Tue Sep 16 12:37:21 PDT 2008

How about the Grain, plus meat, plus vegetable recipes with out the  
At least this gives them an option?
I think it depends on how many you have.
Serving could be an issue and they might not get the full experience,  
but if you could leave out the meat of a few dishes it might work.



Food is life. May the plenty that graces your table truly be a VAST  

David Walddon
david at vastrepast.com

On Sep 16, 2008, at 10:40 AM, Lilinah wrote:

> I'm one of those who believe in serving historical food at SCA  
> events. I'm working up a Mongol feast, based largely, of course, on  
> the 14th C. book, "A Soup for the Qan", for late next year.
> I'm in California and i think the biggest problem i face is finding  
> offerings for our local vegetarians. They've always been more than  
> gracious, no whiners or grand-standers. In all my previous feasts  
> except one, i've always made sure that the vegetarians could eat  
> just about everything but the meat.
> But Mongol dishes are either meat, meat plus grains, or meat plus  
> grains plus vegetables. Not big on dishes without meat. The recipes  
> reflect Chinese, Turkish (i.e., Central Asian), and Southwest Asian  
> (i.e., 'Abbasid Arabic) influences, strongest on the Turkic and  
> Chinese - the Southwest Asian tends to be in spices used in a  
> basically Mongol dish.
> So i'm trying to decide:
> -- Should i adapt some Mongolian recipes and make one table's worth  
> of dishes using non-meat substitutes?
> -- Should i make some Southwest Asian (i.e., Arabic) dishes for the  
> vegetarians? They're also not big on proteinaceous vegetarian  
> offerings, but there are some...
> -- Should i just just apologize and say, sorry, this is a meat- 
> heavy feast?
> -- Or are there other options?
> I'm not asking for folks to decide for me :-) but i'm looking for  
> suggestions, especially anyone who has worked with those Mongol  
> recipes.
> And please, no rants about vegetarians. The ones around here are  
> fine folks who do not expect exceptional treatment, and have always  
> been appreciative that i've given them consideration.
> -- 
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