[Spit-Project] Sales and Activities

Fergus Redmead fergusredmead at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 6 17:21:35 PDT 2010

 I am looking forward to roasting a 90 pound pig on a spit at pennsic again this 
year and serving my Barony.

From: "lilinah at earthlink.net" <lilinah at earthlink.net>
To: Creating period spits <spit-project at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Tue, July 6, 2010 5:21:47 PM
Subject: Re: [Spit-Project] Sales and Activities

Johnnae wrote:
> Is anyone doing anything special this summer in terms of spits and grilling?
> Recipes, cooking, trials by fire???
> No one has mentioned any activities of late.
> Just wondering and Happy July 4th weekend

I have been on this list as something of a voyeur, since i live in an apartment 
with no balcony and am often either an officer, a competition judge, or a herald 
at events, so dont have time to linger over a smokey fire.

But at the West/An Tir War this weekend, there was the period cooks camp in 
which we cooked nearly everything over charcoal fires. So besides pots in the 
coals, there was much spitting and grilling.

I have very little experience cooking on *real* fire, so my first morning it 
took me about three hours to get some water hot enough to poach eggs. But i 
learned a LOT! And had a marvelous time.

Our mantra was Period Food Is Yummy. One whole side of the camp was open to the 
road, and all day we invited passersby to come into the camp and taste what we 
were cooking.

And at dinner time, all our tables were lined up on the edge of the road and we 
each set our feast gear where we would be sitting. Then starting at one end, we 
put some of our dish onto every plate. Then we sat to eat, each with the serving 
dish(es) in front of the cook who had prepared it. There were at least 18 and 
often more dishes at each dinner. After all of us had been served and had begun 
eating, we coerced, err, invited passersby to take a small paper dish and work 
their way down the tables to sample everything.
-- Urtatim [that's err-tah-TEEM]
the persona formerly known as Anahita
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