[Sca-cooks] Stefan's Florilegium files for July
Stefan li Rous
stefanlirous at austin.rr.com
Mon Jul 6 20:27:51 PDT 2009
Greetings to the Gentles of the SCA Cooks list,
Here is a copy of my Florilegium article for July detailing what is
new in the Florilegium this month.
I am always looking for good articles for the Florilegium. If you have
researched a little known subject in our period or you practice a
little known art or craft, writing an article is an excellent way to
introduce others to the work you've done. I'm especially interested in
academic papers written for A&S contests because, unfortunately, few
have time at such an event to read them. Even the judges. Getting them
published in the Florilegium lets your hard word benefit the entire
My standard policy is that the copyright remains with the author and I
will accept updates or removal requests at any time. So you don't have
to wait until you have that "perfect" article. You can update it as
you learn more. In the meantime, folks can be learning from your paper
and you might get some good, useful feedback. Even if your article has
been previously published elsewhere, I'm happy to consider it. Not
everyone around the Known World has seen your kingdom's A&S issue or
your local group's newsletter. I'm happy to give credit to the
publication where an article was first published by adding a notation
to an article.
Several months ago I added an RSS feed to the Florilegium so readers
could get ongoing, immediate updates for the Florilegium. This does
take a fair amount of work each time a file is updated. If you are
using this feature, please let me know so I know whether to keep doing
A Blending of the Past and Present
Over the past nineteen years in an ongoing effort, I have been
collecting bits of useful information from various newsgroups, mail
lists and articles submitted to me by their authors. In order to make
this information available to others, I have placed this information
in a collection of files I call Stefan's Florilegium.
The Florilegium is on the web at: http://www.florilegium.org
I have added an RSS feed for the Florilegium website. If you are
already reading RSS feeds, please add the Florilegium RSS feed to find
out when new and updated files as well as new features get added to
the website. If you are unfamiliar with RSS, or Real Simple
Syndication, it is a method built into many web browsers, and also
available as a separate tool, which alerts you when the contents of
your favorite websites have been changed.
I am always interested in new articles. If you have written an article
that would be of interest to others in the SCA, please send it to me
for possible inclusion in the Florilegium. A&S documentation and class
handouts will also often work out well. I am especially interested in
THLord Stefan li Rous Ansteorra stefan at florilegium.org
Here are the new files for this month:
In the CHILDREN section:
Horsey-Toys-art "Horsey Toys" by Lady Ryska Goodwyfe
In the FOOD section:
DYKIP-Food-art "Did You Know It's Period? - Modern Medieval
Food" by HL Rowan Houndskeeper.
DYKIP-Veg-Frt-art "Did You Know It's Period? Part 2 - Vegetables
and Fruits" by HL Rowan Houndskeeper.
In the FOOD-MEATS section:
chicken-legs-msg Period dishes using (inexpensive) chicken legs.
Meat-wo-Refrg-art "Preserving Meat without Refrigeration"
by THL Giles fitz Alan
In the FOOD-VEGETABLES section:
rhubarb-msg Medieval uses of rhubarb.
In the HERALDRY section:
pentagrams-msg The case for and against allowing pentagrams
in SCA heraldry. It's history within the SCA.
In the HOME, SWEET HOME Section:
Med-Lighting-art "See What You're Eating: A how-to guide to
Period (600 CE - 1600 CE) lighting for the
feast table" by Master Bedwyr Danwyn.
In the PERSONAL CARE section:
Birth-Control-art Birth control methods of the Medieval and
Renaissance Ages by THLady Maimuna al-
In the PLANTS, HERBS AND SPICES section:
sorrel-msg Medieval uses of sorrel. Recipes.
Here are the updated files for this month:
cook-ovr-fire-msg Cooking over open fires. Outdoor feasts.
fish-pies-msg Period fish pies. Recipes.
fruit-pears-msg Period pears and pear recipes.
lapidary-msg Period and SCA gemstone cutting.
rue-msg Medieval uses of the herb "rue". Cautions.
seafood-msg Medieval non-fish seafood. Recipes.
Those headed to Pennsic, ought to take a look at the SCA-CAMPING and
the PENNSIC sections in the Florilegium. There are all sorts of files
there, from those to help keep you safe to those that are
entertaining, such as:
Eatng-Pennsic-art "Eating in (Period) Style at Pennsic" by
Lord Bogdan de la Brasov, CW.
Fire-Book-art Baron Durr's Guide to Safe Fire Use.
New-2-Pennsic-msg Information for those new to Pennsic.
P-Food-Safety-art "Pennsic Food Safety" by Andrew MacRobb.
Quest-f-Scotch-art "Quest for Scotch – A Pennsic Tale" by Philippa
Copyright 2009, Mark S. Harris. Permission to reprint in SCA-related
publications is hereby granted if the file descriptions are left
unchanged. Removing any of the updated files listed in order to fit
the article into limited publication space is allowed. The article
introduction may also be edited, provided the web address and contact
info are retained.
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