[Sca-cooks] New 'invention' of medieval food?

Dan Schneider schneiderdan at ymail.com
Thu Aug 18 00:25:58 PDT 2011

I wonder how long it'll be before someone in England points out that this is exactly  the same stuff as the malt vinegar that you find *in every chip shop in the country*

And for the comparison, it took me about a month, between leaving the ale open  on the counter to having alegar-would have been faster, but I started before fruit fly season had gotten underway...
--- On Thu, 8/18/11, Laura C. Minnick <lcm at jeffnet.org> wrote:

> From: Laura C. Minnick <lcm at jeffnet.org>
> Subject: [Sca-cooks] New 'invention' of medieval food?
> To: "SCA-Cooks" <sca-cooks at ansteorra.org>
> Date: Thursday, August 18, 2011, 6:26 AM
> Ok, maybe it's just me, but this guy
> makes me wanna grind my teeth. 'Ale-Gar'? "I see myself as
> the Indiana Jones of the food world." (Oh dear- considering
> what Indiana Jones was to archeology, that isn't good.) "How
> is Ale-Gar made? Without giving too much away, it is made
> using a 15th-century Medieval Old English recipe that took
> me ten years to recreate." (It'll take you that long if you
> think that 15th c English and Old English are the same
> thing. :-/ Ten years? Was he busy carving the Lord's Prayer
> on the inside of the storage bottles?) WTF?
> And he wants to launch a product line, naturally.
> cranky,
> Liutgard

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