[Sca-cooks] "Zakuska" table
susanrlin at gmail.com
Mon Feb 23 05:55:40 PST 2009
sorry, I do not often read email on the weekend.
The term "zakuska" became popular as Stefan said in the late 1700 -
1800. It was put out before the meal. It could be a cold table or
hot or a combination.
As it was described by a Russian friend - it is the meal before the
meal. Full of little bites.
I used it as a lunch/sideboard so hopefully there would still be room
I made all sorts of pickled things as well as soups and hot items.
I'm happy to share the menu should anyone like.
On 2/22/09, Stefan li Rous <StefanliRous at austin.rr.com> wrote:
> 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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