[Sca-cooks] Newbie Welcoming Techniques, was Contests was Definition of "Period Cooking" was Re: Substitute for Potatoes?
judith at ipstenu.org
Tue Aug 25 09:11:50 PDT 2009
On Aug 25, 2009, at 10:58 AM, Nancy Kiel wrote:
> Perhaps it would be wise to look again at why you want to cook at
> events. I believe you originally said cooking was the only way you
> can contribute to doing things in a medieval way, and you want to
> start by using period ingredients but you're not interested right
> now in period recipes or techniques. I am at a loss as to your
> aversion for period recipes---if it's lack of familiarity, perhaps
> you could practice it at home until it's second nature. You've
> already invested some effort into researching period ingredients, so
> why not put a little more effort into period receipes, since period
> food is about more than just period ingredients.
I am not adverse to learning Period recipes. I am adverse to jumping
in with both feet. RIGHT NOW, while I am still very new, I want to do
things in small steps. Maybe in ten years' time I will do everything I
do with documentation up to the eyeballs, but right now, I am doing
one small thing to get me away from, as has been mentioned, McDonald's
"food" (which I never eat anyway) in modern wrappers. One step at a
time. Period ingredients first. Other steps later, as I begin to feel
confident with what I'm doing.
PLEASE, let's get off this.
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