[Sca-cooks] Results of Siege Cooking Competition at Battlemoor and thanks

Susan Lin susanrlin at gmail.com
Thu Jul 8 09:08:51 PDT 2010

Was there a winner or a ranking?  I confess I do not recall all the rules.
Sounds like it was a wonderful time.


On Thu, Jul 8, 2010 at 10:02 AM, Kathleen A Roberts <karobert at unm.edu>wrote:

> Sorry this is a bit late getting out, but I have finally shuffled through
> the laundry to the paperwork.
> First I would like to thank our wonderful judges for donating nearly three
> hours of their day (some pulled from the melee field)to this effort:
>  Mistress Monika von Zell and Mistress Gwen-Cat von Berlin (both cooks of
> great reknown, as well as their other many talents), HE Bjarki and Master
> James David (both eaters of great reknown, as well as their fighting and
> cooking skills). Yourencouraging comments, good humor and delight in the
> dishes put before you made this a wonderful experience.
> Second, a huge thank you to my intrepid assistant, Lord Tyron, who assisted
> in hauling and toting, filling bags, wrangling teams and tables. You made
> life very easy for me.
> Next, to the teams...
> The Worchestershire Wenches (Caerthe) Marie, Magge, Rowena, Adriana
> The Flaming Fontaine Ladies (Fontaine dans Sable) Alamanda, Angelina, Ana
> Kathryn, Emily, Alena
> La Clairiete de le Nymphe      (al-Barran) Bronwen, Solvieg, WIllough, Jen
> Blaiddwyn Fireflies (College of Blaiddwyn) Rab, Sile, Joey, Shaun, Amber
> The winners were:  The Worchestershire Wenches
> The Flaming Fontaine Ladies and La Clairiete de le Nymphe were tied for
> second place
> The Blaiddwyn Fireflies came in a very respectable third.
> A mere two or three points seperated the teams.  The teams knew the
> scenario beforehand, AND about 80 percent of their food items.  There were
> several 'surprise' items received that morning.  Three of the teams were new
> to siege cooking and said this was one of the reasons they signed up.  They
> didn't feel totally in the dark about what was coming at them.
> The teams were given the usual staples of chicken, beef, eggs, butter,
> bacon, olive oil, vinegar, onions, carrots, garlic, split peas or lentils,
> apples, lemon, flour, steel cut oats, flax seed, salt, pepper, cone sugar,
> thyme, marjoram, cinnamon sticks, mustard seed and could bring one liquid
> dairy item of their choice (milk, cream, yogurt).
> The surprise items were pig feet (cut up), turnips, candied ginger, dried
> figs/dates/apricots, dried orange
> peel, beer and each team had one spice and one herb that no one else had.
>  Mistress Monika donated the turnips from her garden.
> The highlights were a fruited dessert bread, lentil soup with turnips,
> herbed cheese made onsite, grainy mustard, butter made onsite, chicken
> pottage, beef roulade, herbed crackers.
> A good time had by all, and great food.  Very happy judges and coordinator
> waddled down the road (no doubt in search of a nap!)
> Thanks to all who made it possible.  And a last thanks to husband Connor
> who put up with me chirping about this for months, and stood patiently by at
> Whole Paycheck while I bought a LOT of tiny amounts of things while giggling
> maniacally.
> I had a ball!
> Cailte
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