[Sca-cooks] newbee planning feast in winter, blog
Stefan li Rous
StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Thu Jun 18 15:08:32 PDT 2009
Bear replied to Elisande with:
<<< Very nice. As to your question about fish, let me say "salt
preserved cod and herring were staples of the Hanseatic trade.
What would you suggest as a modern source for salt cod or herring,
Bear? I've seen some salt cod sold in little wooden boxes. Rather
expensive for a feast, even considering that the drying has reduced
Some fresh fish was available in winter, depending upon how far you
were from the sea and how rich you were.
Elisande, here are some recipes:
In the FOOD-MEAYS section of the Florilegium:
fish-msg (150K) 1/17/08 Medieval fish dishes. Fish in the SCA.
fish-pies-msg (20K) 6/ 8/09 Period fish pies. Recipes.
salmon-msg (102K) 2/ 5/09 Period use of Salmon. Recipes.
eels-msg (28K) 1/17/08 Eel dishes. Getting and cleaning eels.
These were often farmed far from the coast, so it was one way for
those communities to have fresh fish. While their popularity waned
when salted cod became more available, they continued to be raised.
They may be more available today in Europe than in the U.S.
stockfish-msg (118K) 11/ 4/06 Period preserved fish. Dried,
salted fish. Recipes.
When you speak of fish are you also including seafood and crustaceans?
seafood-msg (116K) 6/ 7/09 Medieval non-fish seafood. Recipes.
shrimp-msg (16K) 4/ 7/07 Medieval shrimp recipes.
Shrympes-art (16K) 10/11/01 "Shrympes" by Lady Constance de
Personally, I'm not fond of pea soup. I'm not going to be there, but
here's some alternatives:
mustard-soup-msg (13K) 4/ 3/02 Mustard soup. HE Salaamallah's
soup-msg (114K) 6/10/07 Medieval soups. Cooking soups at
Various foods were pickled for later winter use. One of the tricks was
to use them in foods that were enhanced rather than hurt by the sour
pickled-foods-msg (152K) 2/19/09 Medieval pickled food. recipes.
THLord Stefan li Rous Barony of Bryn Gwlad Kingdom of Ansteorra
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