[Sca-cooks] I posed these questions to my kingdom....

Antonia Calvo ladyadele at paradise.net.nz
Mon Dec 7 16:21:31 PST 2009

David Friedman wrote:
>> Elaine Koogler wrote:
>>> I would enjoy more themed feasts...particularly from a specific 
>>> period in a
>>> specific locale.  I'd also like to see more experimentation with 
>>> unusual
>>> ingredients, including Antonia's list.
>> I second the comment about themed feasts.
> Themed feasts in the sense of a particular time and place are a fine 
> idea.
> Themed feasts in the sense of "what exotic theme can I dream up, 
> having nothing to do with any actual feast in period" are not. I'm 
> thinking of things such as a "Marco Polo Feast," with courses from 
> various places along his route, most of them (as best I recall) based 
> on modern ethnic cuisine.

I was definitely reading that as "themed" in the sense of having a very 
tight time, place and source base-- stuff like an Elizabethan feast, 
Culina Platinae, etc.

Antonia di Benedetto Calvo

Habeo metrum - musicamque,
hominem meam. Expectat alium quid?
-Georgeus Gershwinus

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