[Sca-cooks] Teaching Cooking 101
dookgunthar at hotmail.com
Thu Jun 17 09:25:23 PDT 2010
Last night as I was getting armored up for fighter practice a young
boy was sent over to me. His family is brand new to the SCA and
he asked me to take him as an apprentice. Um....I don't know this
kid and he obviously doesn't understand the term "apprentice" in the
SCA context. He told me he wanted to learn how to cook. I was a little
taken aback by it and don't really have time to have a stranger come
over to my house to learn cookery. So I told him to look for events
where there are feasts and to contact the cook to see if he can come
in and help. This would be a great place to learn basic food preparation
and get to know the cooking community. He seemed satisified with this
answer and went on.
But that got me to thinking that I want to start doing some "Cooking 101"
classes at things like King's College and Arts Symposiums. Maybe some
cooking weekends. I'd like to teach classes to people who are clueless in
the kitchen. Things like basic knife skills (how to dice vegetables, peeling,
julienne, mince, etc...how to break down a chicken, how to carve..), another
in basic cooking skills like sauteeing, deep frying, braise, etc...
So cooking classes for pople that can't cook. It seems that classes are
usually dedicated in how to do feasts or period dishes or whatever. And
frequently are directed at people who are interested and experienced in
When the next A&S thing comes up I'll have to put in a class request and
see if there is any interest.
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