[Sca-cooks] "Bad" language
otsisto at socket.net
Wed Dec 23 16:40:11 PST 2009
Potluck, AFAIK, is Old English word and usually refers to 1 of 2 things. 1.
Guest drop by around dinner time and you prepare whatever is on hand. 2. a
communal dinner where every one brings something to the dinner. I don't know
how far back the tradition goes but I know that German Lutherans have
practiced the #2 meaning since the 1800s. Either as a church get together or
just friends and family gatherings.
And then there is tradition of the coffee cake which is probably a off shoot
of tea cakes but Northern Europe style. :)
> Sorry, I don't even like it then. How about "feast steward?" Or "Feast
> Organizer?" Neither may necessarily by period terms, but then the concept
> of a pot luck dinner probably isn't either...unless you're doing a
> Indian potlatch!
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