[Sca-cooks] "Zakuska" table

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Sun Feb 22 20:44:49 PST 2009

Bear replied to me with:
<<< What's a "Zakuska" table?
Stefan >>>

It's a snack table or smorgasbord.  The word derives from the Russian  
"zakusit'," "to take a small bite."  It's unclear just when the practice
developed, but I suspect the modern Zakuska table dates from the 18th
Century when Russia began to embrace European modernity.


So is this more like a buffet? or a sideboard or something else?

Shoshanna sounded like she did one during or in addition to a Russian  
themed feast. So, Shoshanna, was this more like a tasting-table or a  
sideboard? Both of which we've discussed here, or was it something else?


In the FEASTS section of the Florilegium:
dayboards-msg     (62K)  2/20/08    SCA dayboards, middle-of-the-day  
tasting-tabls-msg  (8K) 11/28/07    Introducing people to medieval  
foods using
                                        food samples and tasting tables.
THLord Stefan li Rous    Barony of Bryn Gwlad    Kingdom of Ansteorra
    Mark S. Harris           Austin, Texas           
StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
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