[Spit-Project] Weekend of Period Cooking

Meisterin Katarina Helene meisterin02 at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 1 06:11:58 PDT 2009

Thank you so much for posting these photos... now, what recipes did you use and how did you adapt them (if at all)?

As I mentioned to you privately, I would love to have more details about the construction of the oven... as I am sure others here would also be interested <grin>.

It looks like you had a great time and the weather appears to have been fantastic.
Meisterin Katarina Helene von Schönborn, OL 
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From: T. D. too_be_free at hotmail.com



These pictures were taken at the Santa Fe Renaissance Fair, at El Rancho de Las
Golondrinas, Santa Fe, New Mexico (Kingdom of the Outlands). Golondrinas is a
living history museum. I met with the agricultural curator, she allowed me to
pick vegetables and herbs from the farm; anything I needed for the medieval kitchen demo. We
picked, cabbages, carrots, cucumbers, eggplants, apples, melons, onions and
herbs of every description. We also had goose, duck, turkey and guinea fowl
eggs, nuts, dried fruits, spices, whole pig, rabbits, ducks (heads and webbed
feet attached).

I set up a brick and earth oven to bake bread and of course the spit. My passion
is period cooking and this was the absolute best time. Waking up early to pick
apples from the tree and to the vegetable patch for onions, taking a fresh loaf
of bread out of the oven to cool… can't wait for next year.

Anyway, please let me know if you have any questions.

In Service

Theresa Cabeza de Vaca (Conquista)


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