[Sca-cooks] any advice for someone starting a cook's group?
Euriol of Lothian
euriol at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 14 08:07:23 PDT 2012
Having just recently started one myself and having been in others, ask those who are interested what they are looking to get out of participating in a Cook's Group. And then gear the group about those needs. It's not a one size fits all model from local groups to Kingdom Cook's Guilds.
My current local group is very new to period cooking, so I provide an ingredient list for our monthly gathers and people sign up to bring some of the ingredients and I provide the recipes. We then discuss and cook the recipes together. We just spent the last few months (we meet monthly) working on all the recipes I will be cooking for the Shire's big event at the end of next month.
Groups with cooks more experienced in cooking with medieval recipes may be working with translations and redactions.
From: Kathleen Roberts <karobert at unm.edu>
To: SCA-Cooks at ansteorra.org
Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 9:37 AM
Subject: [Sca-cooks] any advice for someone starting a cook's group?
Yes, I finally am biting the bullet and trying to start a cooks group in the barony. I am looking at a loose confederation combining email group, meetings at various restaurants of interest, hands on at members houses and supporting the barony and kingdom through the culinary arts. And of course, tooting the horn that period food can be good eats.
If anyone has any words of wisdom I would greatly appreciated. My "are you interested" email went out yesterday, and I have 20 people interested already! YIKES!!!!
The one issue I am not negotiable about is that even though it is a Baronial group, it is not to be considered the defacto kitchen crew or feast stewards for the events in the barony.
All other suggestions will be happily considered.
Cailte where-is-my-mind-? Caitchairn
University of New Mexico
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