[Sca-cooks] Bathing, was Re: Spices in meals: a thought and a question

Susan Fox selene at earthlink.net
Tue May 5 09:58:38 PDT 2009

David Friedman wrote:
>> I don't know where and when *you're* from, but here in England in the 
>> early 13th century we bathe fairly regularly! With soap! And 
>> sometimes we even have snacks during the bath! Also there is a 
>> reference to a portable or travel bathtub in, IIRC, the household 
>> accounts of Joan de Valence, Countess of Pembroke. So one could argue 
>> bringing a large tub and bathing at Pennsic...
> Been done. At Pennsic IV. By Aelfwyne and Arastorm.

They needed any more water at Pennsic IV?  The songs are still sung of 
that rainy rainy war.

I have been known to bring a kiddy-pool to hot desert weather tourney 
days, cover the rim with dark fabric for "ten-foot-rule" sake, and have 
my friends in to soak feet and regulate temperature. 

Where can one learn cooperage these days?  We could make a proper tub of 
proper materials.  Which, of course, brings the topic back around to 
historical containers, whether for food or for people.  :-)

Selene C.

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