[Sca-cooks] Unique tapas

Suey lordhunt at gmail.com
Sat Jan 23 14:01:12 PST 2010

Huette wrote:
> You say that the selection in this pueblo is very limited, but you do not say how you are getting to this village.  Are you flying in to Mexico City and then driving to Chiapas?  Are you driving there from Chile?  Are you sailing there, etc.  How early will you get there before the wedding?
You make me laugh. We fly to the DF and then to Tuxla Gutierrez and then 
it is a 45 minute drive thanks to a brdge resently built do we no longer 
have to take the mule route. My son lost his cookies every time he had 
to take that!
> If you fly into Mexico City and then drive to Chiapas, could you not take some time and shop in Mexico City where your selection will be greater and then bring it with you?  Just because the pueblo has limited resources, does not mean that you cannot bring in food from elsewhere.  I could understand that bringing food from Chile might be a problem, but that does not mean that you cannot go shopping elsewhere in Mexico.  If you want serrano ham, or any other kind of ham for that matter, I am sure that is can be found somewhere in Mexico, like Vera Cruz or Cozumel or another closer resort town.  Even if you have to be there weeks in advance, you should still plan a shopping day outside of Chiapas to get what you need closer to the wedding day.
Chiapas is a 13 hour drive from the DF so adios.
No we don't go into the DF unless we can help. We have all seen it.
Thanks much but San Cris is near nothing except Tuxla that only has a 
university where son in law teaches.
I am thinking I can get daughter to grow herbs in her veggie garden for 
all your great recipes if she does not already have them.
> As for the food itself, I would think that English tea sandwiches would be something fun, especially since the groom is half English.  There are also some fun sandwich rolls using pita or tortillas and a variety of fillings.
Great idea.
> As for period recipes, how about using Digby's Cheese Goo as a cheese fondue, using cubes of bread to dip into the sauce?  Or make Olives of Beefe/Veal in a smaller size [or make larger and slice] and attach to tooth picks or skewers?  Or any kind of tart or pasty would work.  The ingredients for pie crust are not unusual to find.  You can make any kind of meat or veggie recipe and bake them into a small tart crust for ease of eating.  The form may not be period, but the flavors will be.
That is so great!
> There is a recipe for mushrooms in pastry from Menagier de Paris, that if you leave off the pastry makes a great hors d'oeuvre.  I have served them to both SCA diners and mundane diners and they both love it.  Just buy baby or small portabella mushrooms and serve them whole.
> Mushroom Pastries (Menagier p. M-25):
> Mushrooms of one night are the best, and are small and red inside, closed above; and they should be peeled, then wash in hot water and parboil; if you wish to put them in pastry add oil, cheese, and powdered spices.
> Fine Powder of Spices (Menagier p. M-40):  Take an ounce and a drachm of
> white ginger, a quarter-ounce of hand-picked cinnamon, half a quarter-ounce
> each of grains and cloves, and a quarter-ounce of rock sugar, and grind to
> powder.
> 1 lb mushrooms
> 9 oz cheese [brie]
> olive oil
> spice powder:  1/4 t cinnamon, 1/8 t cloves, 1 t ginger, 1/8 t grains of
> paradise, 1/4 t sugar
> My take on this recipe as an hors d'oeuvre:
> Rinse mushrooms to remove any dirt from their stems. Grate or chop cheese. Grind or mix up spices.
> Place mushrooms on a large cookie sheet.  Place olive oil in a hand sprayer and spray the mushrooms with the oil lightly.  Sprinkle the spice powder on the inside of each mushroom.  Cover eash mushroom with grated brie.  Bake the mushroom in a 350 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until the cheese has melted and is lightly browned.  Serve hot with tooth picks or skewers.
> You will need to scale up the recipe to 200 people or probably a minimum of two mushrooms per person.
> Others have made this recipe using cheddar cheese or parmesian cheese, which I think is wrong, as this is a French recipe.  Brie, in my humble opinion, is better tasting and French.  Other cheeses or types a mushrooms could be substituted depending on what is available.
Great, sounds so yummy but we do not have olive oil spray? And in May we 
won't have problems with the ingredients! I prefer brie, cheddar is too 
Thank you so much!
> I hope that this helps you.
> Huette
You are a sweetie.

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