[Spit-Project] [Medieval-Open-Fire-Cooking] Looking for Fire Information

Johnna Holloway johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu
Fri Nov 9 05:01:34 PST 2007

The open hearth/spit cookery over firepits in the SCA is still a 
relatively new
thing. We've been doing it years, but there's no one source or website 
that links
or contains 'everything one needs to know.'  This list and the Yahoo website
started in April 2007. Give it a couple years and they will be a lot 
more rich in details,
 provided of course that people join and post.
Recipewise and these are for medieval/Renaissance recipes, not 
necessarily over open
has my article on online sources for recipes.
In terms of cookbooks Tournaments Illuminated ran my article on The 
or Culinary Texts a Reader Must Know About in the Fall 2005 issue # 156.

Hope this helps,


ladyhareswood wrote:
> Hi,
> My name is Heather and my fiance and I are in the SCA and are
> interested in ANY information in regards to cooking outdoors for
> events. We are trying to be as period as possible.
> He is in the process of fabricating a portable fire pit (in California
> we have to have the fire 18" above the ground because of fire danger).
> The box has been crafted and the a-frame is almost finished.
> Does anyone have any recommendations or experience tales to share?
> We are looking for primary sources for recipes, pots, bowls, cooking
> utensils, etc...
> Thanks for the help.
> Heather (aka...Lady Eileen Kathryn of Hareswood) and Steve
> (aka...Master Stephen DeCaerleon OL)
> __,_._,___ 

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