[Sca-cooks] Unknown cooking instrument?

Virginia Davies vldazzle at cox.net
Sat Jul 11 18:19:40 PDT 2009

Thank you, I have painted it as a pair of grinding stones as I think they
were either milling grain for bread or malt for ale- Thank you all!
-Beatrice Fayrewether, a scribe who resides  in Atenveldt.

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To: Cooks within the SCA
Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] Unknown cooking instrument?

On Jul 6, 2009, at 12:39 PM, Virginia Davies wrote:

> I have a photo in one of my books which shows a whole row of cooking  
> pots, a
> mortar and at the far left something unknown on a table which may  
> have a
> spout on the side.  A woman is standing by it with a long
> spoon/stick/unknown and on the table appear to be 2 graduated tiers  
> which
> looking under magnification could even be a decorated cake.  My copy  
> is in
> BW and I'm using it as part of an illumination which will represent  
> our
> Kingdom's (Atenveldt) Cook's Guild.  Most of the Yahoo groups don't  
> accept
> emails with attachments but I'd like to send the BW and my  
> (incomplete)
> illumination in color.
> Please advise if you'd like to see it or think you might be able to  
> identify
> it.

 From your description, any chance it's some kind of small mill? Two  
flat cylindrical stones, one on top of the other, pierced down the  
center for an axis, the top one maybe a little smaller, possibly some  
kind of spout for liquids at or near the junction, or possibly a  
handle for turning?


"Most men worry about their own bellies, and other people's souls,  
when we all ought to worry about our own souls, and other people's  
			-- Rabbi Israel Salanter

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