Greetings to the Gentles across the Known World,
Here is a copy of my Florilegium article for February, detailing what is new in the Florilegium this month.
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If you are going to Gulf Wars this year, please drop by the Barony of Bryn Gwlad camp and say hi. I will also be teaching two sessions of my hands-on pewter casting class and my class on the Florilegium, so you can also find me on Artisan's Row or in the class tents.
A Blending of the Past and Present
Over the past nineteen years in an ongoing effort, I have been collecting bits of useful information from various newsgroups, mail lists and articles submitted to me by their authors. In order to make this information available to others, I have placed this information in a collection of files I call Stefan's Florilegium.
I am always interested in new articles. If you have written an article that would be of interest to others in the SCA, please send it to me for possible inclusion in the Florilegium. A&S documentation and class handouts will also often work out well.
THLord Stefan li Rous
stefan at florilegium.org
Here are the new files for this month:
In the BVERAGES sction:
- 13thC-Mead-art - "Mead, using a 13th/14th century English
manuscript" by Master Rhys Terafan
In the CRAFTS section:
- Mk-Vik-Brooch-art - "Making a Simple Viking Ring Brooch" by HL
In the EDUCAYION section:
- Teaching-SCA-art - "Teaching in the SCA" by Mistress Alicia
In the FOOD section:
- Redacting-Rec-art - "Take a Quayle, and Sle Him - A Beginner's
Guide to Redacting Medieval Recipes"
by Mistress Euriol of Lothian, O.P.
In the FOOD-BOOKS section:
- Caliphs-Ktchn-rev - Review by THL Johnnae llyn Lewis of "Annals
of the Caliphs' Kitchens".
- fd-n-Shkspear-msg - Mentions of food in Shakespeare's works.
In the FOOD-BY-REGION section:
- fd-Bohemia-msg - Food of medieval Bohemia.
- fd-Romania-msg - Food of medieval Romania. References.
In the PENNSIC section:
- State-Dinner-art - How to hold a "State Dinner at Pennsic" by
Dame Alys Katharine, O.L., O.P.
In the PERIOD-THOUGHT section:
- 9-Mirors-Rmce-art - "The Nine Mirrors of Romance" by Charles Upton.
In the SCA-SOCIOLOGY section:
- Aprentces-SCA-art - "Apprentices" by Master Rhys Terafan
Here are the updated files for this month.
- AS-compet-msg - A&S Competitions. Example rules and comments
on judging them.
- biscotti-msg - Period biscotti, a twice-baked travel bread.
- carbonadoes-msg - Broiling meat on a gridiron previously
slashed to increase the cooking speed.
- dates-msg - Period date fruits. Recipes.
- demos-msg - SCA demos for education and recruitment.
- fasts-msg - Fasts and fastdays. Food restrictions.
- fd-in-Chaucer-msg - Mentions of food in Chaucer's writings.
- fresh-cheeses-msg - Fresh cheeses such as cream cheese and
cottage cheese. Non-aged cheeses.
- p-cooks-msg - Comments on specific period cooks.
- teenagers-msg - Period and SCA teenagers. SCA activities.
- tourn-ideas-msg - Ideas for SCA tournaments.
Copyright 2009, Mark S. Harris. Permission to reprint in SCA-related publications is hereby granted if the file descriptions are left unchanged. Removing any of the updated files listed in order to fit the article into limited publication space is allowed. The article introduction may also be edited, provided the web address and contact info are retained.
THLord Stefan li Rous
Barony of Bryn Gwlad
Kingdom of Ansteorra
Mark S. Harris