[Sca-cooks] Middle Eastern clothing and food
kiridono at gmail.com
Thu Dec 10 04:50:04 PST 2009
We are attempting to make our event (A Day in the Middle East) a more period
experience as well. We do have music, with dancing (provided we can get the
musicians, of course...last year we had quite a respectable band and we hope
to have the same again this year). We also have other activities, including
classes on various aspects of Middle Eastern culture. According to what I
understand about gatherings in this area historically, we also provide food
and drink throughout the day in the form of a mezze in addition to the
feast. Because of this, the feast I prepare is not the three course affair
that Urtatim described, but is served as a single course. But we do include
the same assortment of dishes as what she described.
So it is happening at more than one event.
On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 8:11 PM, David Friedman <ddfr at daviddfriedman.com>wrote:
> What has long bothered me about "middle-eastern" in the SCA context is that
> it generally means "dancing and drumming." Both, so far as I can tell, are
> in practice based mostly on 20th century practice. I'm happy to hear that
> something period is creeping in, at least to the Hafla.
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