Siege Cooking Competition at Lilies War

HL Gwen A'Brooke has announced that there will be a Siege Cooking Competition at this year's Lilies War. The competition will take place on Sunday June 10 at 8:30 a.m. Registration is open until June 5, 2007.

Her Ladyship writes:

Are you a cook and coming to Lilies War? Think about participating in the siege cooking competition!

The Scenario: You have been besieged for two months in your manor. Your fearless leader has decided to invite the opposition leader and three of his companions to parley. You must stretch your cooking skills to the limit to give the impression you have lots of food left and can hold out for as long as necessary. Everyone gets a box containing the same basic ingredients and amounts. Then, each team may add (at their option/discretion) to their box:

  • A maximum of two fresh herbs/spices (unlimited)
  • A maximum of three dried herbs/spices (limited to 1/4 ounce each)
  • One fresh fruit -OR- vegetable - limit 1 pound

Each team will need to provide their methods of cooking. Team may (conditions permitting) dig their own fire pits; and would need to provide their own grates, pot hooks, etc. In the event ground fires are not allowed, teams will need to bring camp stoves to the central Arts and Sciences area. All teams MUST cook in the Arts and Sciences area. The competition will be held in the rain, provided that it is not a windy thunderstorm. Teams need to provide their own rain/shade flies and additional tables.

Teams will have two and a half hours of cooking time, and will start on a staggered schedule. The ingredient list will be distributed as of June 6th to all registered teams. The competition will start at 8:30 am on Sunday with the handing out of the ingredients under the Grand Pavilion, and then each team will start at their assigned time. (Fire pits may be started earlier than 8:30) Teams must have a minimum of 3 people. There is no maximum. Teams must create a minimum of one dish. There is no limit on how many dishes may be created.

Registration fee is $20 with name of team and team leader. Pre-registration is required. Pre-register between May 15th and June 5th by sending an e-mail to wombat_girl at All emails will be responded to with the address to send the $20 fee. Questions? Please email Gwen A'Brooke for more details! (wombat_girl at