[Sca-cooks] FRIESIANS/Frisians and segueing back to food

Holly Stockley hollyvandenberg at hotmail.com
Tue Dec 22 07:22:54 PST 2009

Either spelling is acceptable, in fact.  In their own tongue, it would actually be Fryske.  As they are originally thought to be from the region known as Fryslan.  In Latin, it was called Frisia - hence "Frisians", in Dutch Friesland - and so "Friesians."
In fact, Odrianna van der Brugge of the East Kingdom has done a spectacular class and notes on reconstructing Frisian cuisine of the period 900-1100 from archaeological evidence.  I've bribed her into teach it at the Royal University of the Midrealm on Feb 20th.  ;-)  
We Frisii are a hardheaded, stubborn bunch.  One of the few Germanic tribes to have (so far) held on to our own language.   Less so things like food.
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> From: johnnae at mac.com
> To: sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org
> Date: Tue, 22 Dec 2009 08:04:57 -0500
> Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] FRIESIANS was Horse Breeding OT
> Actually it's Friesians.
> http://www.fhana.com/
> My brother and sister in law own several. She's even been over to see  
> the Dutch
> stables and farms where the European stallions are housed. Her first  
> mare came over
> from the Netherlands. These are the sorts of horses that are natural  
> for the show ring.
> They are big gorgeous animals and extremely photogenic.
> It's also a really expensive hobby.
> Martha Stewart owns Friesians and her horses have been featured on
> her show several times.
> Johnnae
> On Dec 22, 2009, at 3:05 AM, Patricia Dunham wrote:
> > FYI, the gorgeous black horse that Rutger Hauer rides in the movie  
> > Ladyhawke is a FRISIAN.  Definitely a medieval breed used by  
> > knights. See the Wiki article; the modern Frisian may be a bit  
> > lighter, but is the same height, as the medieval strain.
> > There is quite an interesting article at Wiki about "Horses in the  
> > Middle Ages"; the writers' point being that medieval sources didn't  
> > go by what we consider breeds, but by what type of work the animal  
> > was doing: destrier, rouncy, palfrey, etc.
> > Big discussion about size controversies, too.
> >
> > Chimene
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