[Sca-cooks] Middle Eastern clothing and food

Elaine Koogler kiridono at gmail.com
Thu Dec 10 04:50:04 PST 2009

Your Grace,
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.
> --
> David/Cariadoc
> www.daviddfriedman.com

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