[Sca-cooks] An Event Without a Feast, was Cookery book at Longleat House?

Elaine Koogler kiridono at gmail.com
Sun Nov 8 12:42:14 PST 2009

In Atlantia, the only events that don't have feasts are demos and a rare
tourney that involves only fighters.  And most events feature fighting...but
again there are a few exceptions, particularly during the winter.  Our
Twelfth NIght has a feast, though with the numbers of peole who attend,
doing this has become an exercise in creativity.  Probably the largest group
we have served was a number of years back when we fed 600 + at Atlantia's
Twentieth Year celebration.  And we served it outdoors in the middle of what
turned out to be a hurricane!


On Sun, Nov 8, 2009 at 3:10 PM, Judith Epstein <judith at ipstenu.org> wrote:

> On 8 Nov 2009, at 1:45 PM, Antonia Calvo wrote:
>  lilinah at earthlink.net wrote:
>>  On Nov 8, 2009, at 8:40 AM, Judith Epstein wrote:
>>>  Maybe a couple of events without feasts would clarify the issue of
>>>> the relative importance of cooks for them.
>>> Johnnae replied:
>>>  You must understand that major events, even events like Crowns
>>>> and Coronations, routinely run without feasts in this kingdom.
>>>> Some offer hotel catered banquets that don't sell out and get canceled.
>>>> Others never plan a feast to start with.
>>>> Even the 40th ran with just lunch taverns.
>>> Well, out here in The West, there are NO Kingdom level events guaranteed
>>> to have a feast.
>> Wow.
>> Here in Lochac, we usually have four Kingdom feasts per year (ie 2x Crowns
>> + 2x Coronations).  They don't strictly speaking *have* to have feasts, but
>> having no feast would be quite unusual (and I'm not sure it's been done in
>> recent years).
> This just confounds me. Admittedly I haven't been to a whole lot of events
> -- maybe four or five in college, and one since -- but they all had feasts.
> Every time I hear about an event on a mailing list, someone talks about how
> great the feast was. I've never seen an event website that doesn't mention
> feast, even if it's just "feast menu to be announced." Seems to me like
> every event's got a feast! I'm just floored to discover that this isn't the
> case.
> Judith / no SCA name yet
> Master Albrecht Waldfurster's Egg
> Middle Kingdom, Midlands, Ayreton, Tree-Girt-Sea (Chicago, IL)
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