[Sca-cooks] [MR] War of the "Wings" - An Edible Challenge

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Tue Apr 24 22:27:36 PDT 2012

My reply to the challenge on the Atlantia list.

Again, I'd be interested in your comments, and particularly your  
suggestions for period sauces which might stand up to the modern  
sauces I expect to see in this contest. We are, after all, a medieval  
group not a modern bbq cookoff group.  Could a good medieval based  
sauce stand up against modern chicken-wing sauces?  I've seen a wide  
variety of those in the few chicken-wing restaurants I've been in.


<<< The wings will all be cooked the same way to ensure that the
competition is about the sauce itself. They will be pre-baked and then
thrown on the grill to get heated up.

Murienne >>>

Is there a category for just period sauces?

If not, it might be an interesting category for next time.

For those who might find it interesting to doing period wings, here  
are some Florilegium files which might be of interest and of use in  
documenting the period recipe(s) used.

camelne-sauce-msg (36K)  7/25/11  Sauces w. cinnamon as a major  

garlic-sauces-msg (53K)  8/19/10  Various period garlic sauces. Recipes.

green-sauces-msg  (24K)  2/ 5/12  Period green sauces. Sauces of green  

mustard-msg      (192K)  7/24/11  Mustard seed in period. sauces.  

sauces-msg       (164K)  2/ 5/12  Period sauces. Sauce recipes.

horseradish-msg (60K) 1/28/09 Period use of horseradish. Recipes.

These would certainly be different from the huge number of bbq and  
tomato sauces I expect to see in this contest. If you do enter a  
version using a period sauce, I'd love to hear how it works out. Being  
in Ansteorra, it's a bit too far for me to make this event.

Remember if you are afraid that period sauces can't be spicy or hot  
enough, measurements are seldom given in period recipes, so you can  
add more spice until you think there is enough. :-)  And some spices  
such as horseradish and ginger can be plenty hot.

The recipes in this file probably include cooking the chicken, and not  
just making the sauce, but again, the idea is to bring some variety  
using a cheap meat source and perhaps you might wish to try these  
chicken-legs-msg   (8K)  5/14/09  Period dishes using (inexpensive)  
chicken legs

THLord Stefan li Rous    Barony of Bryn Gwlad    Kingdom of Ansteorra
   Mark S. Harris           Austin, Texas          StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
**** See Stefan's Florilegium files at:  http://www.florilegium.org ****

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