[Sca-cooks] Siege Cooking at Battlemoor
Kathleen A Roberts
karobert at unm.edu
Thu Jun 3 09:02:51 PDT 2010
There will be siege cooking at Battlemoor this year!
Battlemoor takes place June 30 through July 5 in the
Outlands. You can get more information on the event at
www.battlemoor.org Please feel free to send this post to
others who may be interested.
Siege cooking will take place on Friday, July 2, starting
at 8:30. The emphasis will be on fun and food this year,
so we will be doing things a bit differently than
competitions in the past. First, you will know your
scenario ahead of time. Second, you do not have to worry
about bringing ambiance and decorations. Third, the
team captain will get a list of major ingredients (albeit
in a vague manner) one week before the event. On the day
of the competition, you will get some surprise ingredients
as well, just to keep you on your toes.
Please register with Mistress Cailte (karobert at unm.edu) if
you would like to mount a team. There are four spots
available. Any unreserved spots will be available first
come, first serve onsite.
Please see below for more scenario and rules.
Hope to see you cooking at BATTLEMOOR!
The Abbey has been charged with hospitality to those
pilgrims or soldiers on their way to and from the Holy
Land. It is late summer, and although the abbey is poor,
the cooks are able to provide sustenance for all who come
by. Word has reached the abbey that a great and noble lord
will be passing through with his entourage and soldiers on
the way to the Holy Land.
Realizing that the nobleman could be a source of patronage
and monies to the Abbey, the cooks conspire to make the
best feast they can for the nobleman from their stores and
the goods procured from the farm and woods. Hearing of the
nobleman, some of the local farmers bring items for the
cooks to use. The cooks work throughout the day, trusting
to skill and resourcefulness to provide the nobleman the
best meal they can, while still remaining within their
Ingredients will be distributed in the morning at the A&S
Pavilion, with judging occurring in the afternoon at the
A&S Pavilion. There will be ingredients available for
four teams. If you have not reserved a space, but want to
compete, please check with Mistress Cailte to see if there
are any last minute openings left.
Teams will consist of no more than three cooks and two
scullery persons (scullery defined as runners, dishwashers
and vegetable peelers).
Teams will pick up ingredients according to the
THE ONLY FREE INGREDIENT IS WATER.
All dishes must be made out of distribution materials
alone. It is recommended you bring some kind of cooler or
cool bag for transportation of materials. At least two
people should come for the distribution.
Teams will bring their completed dishes to the judges at
their appointed times. There will be a table available to
present dishes, and although no ambiance is required of
contestants, each team will be responsible for plates and
utensils for four judges.
The schedule will be staggered, to give the four teams
equal cooking and judging time:
Team 1: pickup - 8:30 judging 2:30
Team 2: pickup - 9:00 judging 3:00
Team 3 pickup - 9:30 judging 3:30
Team 4: pickup - 10:00 judging 4:00
"Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy which
sustained him through temporary periods of joy."
W. B. Yeats
Coordinator, Student Admissions
University of New Mexico
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