[Sca-cooks] Middle Eastern clothing and food

Elaine Koogler kiridono at gmail.com
Thu Dec 10 04:50:39 PST 2009

Oh...and our event has been going on for 5 years now.

On Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 7:50 AM, Elaine Koogler <kiridono at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
> Kiri
> 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

More information about the Sca-cooks mailing list