[Sca-cooks] IKA: Kingdom funding feast (was Minor rant Re: An Event Without a Feast, was Cookery book at Longleat House?)

Elaine Koogler kiridono at gmail.com
Mon Nov 9 10:59:27 PST 2009

Nope, pretty much the same here.  However, if a group is hosting something
like a Coronation or Twelfth NIght...and they are a small group with few
resources, the Kingdom will frequently help out...but the entire amount
"loaned" has to be paid back.


On Mon, Nov 9, 2009 at 1:51 PM, Gretchen Beck <grm at andrew.cmu.edu> wrote:

> --On Monday, November 09, 2009 10:40 AM -0800 lilinah at earthlink.net wrote:
> > The Kingdom of the West now funds no feasts. The Perfectly Period Feast
> > of a few years ago was held as if it were a class. And the people who
> > were involved in making it happen put up the funds for the food, casting
> > pewter spoons for every diner, making ceramic serving dishes, building
> > the benches we all sat on, making their own period garb out of period
> > materials, etc. I'm not quite sure how the three "taverns" at Kingdom A&S
> > were funded, but the kingdom didn't put up the money for them.
> Just as an aside/interkingdom anthropology note -- I just realized that
> part of this discussion was about the kingdom funding feasts. Wow, it took
> awhile because (IKA), in AEthelmearc, nearly all events have feasts, I've
> never been to a kingom level event without at least a day-board (and
> Coronation/Crown Tourney always have feasts), but the Kingdom of
> Aethelmearc never funds feasts. All events/feasts -- including kingdom
> level events -- are the responsibility of the local hosting group to pay
> for. The kingdom shares the profits, but takes no risk on losses (I suppose
> if a small group lost their entire bank account, there might be some
> special reimbursement, but this is not a usual practice).
> The idea that the Kingdom funds would or should fund a feast is a little
> strange to me, as is some folks considering such funding as indicative of a
> kingdom's commitment to the culinary arts.  YMMV, of course
> Now, I return you to your regularly scheduled discussion.
> toodles, margaret
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