[Sca-cooks] Contests was Definition of "Period Cooking" was Re: Substitute for Potatoes?
Euriol of Lothian
euriol at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 25 05:56:20 PDT 2009
Not that Judith has any difficulty to responding on her own behalf... but since she did post that she is a "Newbie", I'd just like to add that we all come into this "society" with different expectations.
She has a pretty clear idea of how she wants to approach it at this time, and I think many of us would have been resistant to someone us telling us to use their approach instead.
I think the biggest concern that I've seen in all the responses to her posts is in response to a perceived claim that she is cooking period food by using her knowledge of period ingredients.
Judith - I guess the only thing I can ask if you can accept a request that you don't make the claim of it being from a particular time and place without being able to back it up.
And to all, enjoy playing in the kitchen.
Euriol of Lothian, OP
Clerk, Order of the Pelican, Kingdom of Æthelmearc
Chronicler, Barony of Endless Hills
"I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy."
-Robindranath Tagore, Poet/Playwright/Essayist 1913 Nobel Prize for Literature
----- Original Message ----
From: Elaine Koogler <kiridono at gmail.com>
To: Cooks within the SCA <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 8:43:54 AM
Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] Contests was Definition of "Period Cooking" was Re: Substitute for Potatoes?
I guess then that this brings up the question, "Why are you in the SCA?"
Everything we do is based on what folks did in the Middle Ages and
Renaissance...we're constantly looking over our distant ancestors'
shoulders...cookne ing, C & I, costuming, dance, fighting, armoring, etc.
For you, I guess we're just a social club or something similar. Most of us
are here to learn about what happened during this period...and, no matter
what art or science we pursue, we do it best by studying period work,
whether it's a painting, sculpture, recipe, inventory list or whatever.
On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 7:53 AM, Judith Epstein <judith at ipstenu.org> wrote:
> Yes, I know all of this. When entering into a contest, I intend to
> document. When COOKING (rather than just sous-cheffing for someone who died
> 500 years ago) for MY ENCAMPMENT... Never mind, I've said it a dozen times
> before now.
> On Aug 24, 2009, at 8:44 PM, Johnna Holloway wrote:
> With regard to the culinary arts, the Midrealm has very clear rules
>> that both explain and define what it is that being sought in an A&S entry.
>> These are located online at:
>> Cooking: Subtleties, Sotelties, and Illusion Foods
>> Cooking: Multiple Dish
>> Cooking: Single Dish
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