[Sca-cooks] What constitutes modern food

Ian Kusz sprucebranch at gmail.com
Mon Jan 25 01:09:27 PST 2010

Well, I was thinking more about the campsite situation as a whole.  We're
trying to play "period," but we all have adjustments to make for reality.

Cpaps, ground pimples, cars, what-have-you.  The small adjustments we make
to attempt to not break our medieval atmosphere aren't just "made-up
stories," after all.

I was just pointing out that this, practical, need for mobility which
sometimes may occur can be adjusted for....and the "story" behind the food
isn't just for me, after all, it's also for those who might see me eating,
and be disappointed.  I'm just trying not to break the "play" for anyone,
while addressing a practical issue.

I mean, sure some nuts and cheese and a hunk of bread is period, but it's
not full nutrition, and I was pointing the "dry sops" out as a possible way
to get something filling, well-rounded, and "a real meal," while having an
answer that allows you to not break the fourth wall, so to speak.  While
still being a quick throw-together, and portable.

Again, just a suggestion.  I wonder if you have other suggestions?
something small, portable, with filling meat and veggies, cooked, you know,
a MEAL.  I mean, I could do a meat pie, and all, but that requires a good
deal of prep, making the pie crust.  And it's not really one-handed, at any
rate.  The sandwich is very wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am, so I was trying to
think of something similar.

Anyway, I didn't want an argument (nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition),
just threw an idea out there.

On Sun, Jan 24, 2010 at 6:44 PM, <lilinah at earthlink.net> wrote:

> Ian wrote:
>> Oh, well, I agree, most of the time, but I think private meals in your
>> campsite are a special case, don't you?  I mean, I want to give something
>> to
>> my crew that doesn't break the "reality" we're trying to create, but it's
>> not for public review and appreciation.
>> So, the crew will appreciate eating foods that would have been available
>> at
>> the time, and they'll put any variations under "creative license," or,
>> "perhaps this cook just didn't publish."
>> It's hard enough being period at the campsite....
> But pretending that a sandwich is some sort of sops isn't necessary. If
> you're in your own camp, eat what you want and there's no need to invent
> weird stories to justify it.
> If you want SCA period food, eat SCA period food. If you want modern food
> (for some definition of modern food), eat that.
> I just don't understand why you have to invent a story about it.
> --
> Urtatim [that's err-tah-TEEM]
> the persona formerly known as Anahita

Ian of Oertha

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