Cooking

Preparation, storage, and presentation of food.

[ATE] Chocolate Revel

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Once again our explorers have braved the wilds of the New World to bring back that wondrous delicacy – CHOCOLATE!!! Due to our continued and deepening friendship with a small and extremely secretive tribe, the Oompah’s, you will be able to taste chocolate in as way that no others across Europe have yet been able to produce. The Oompah’s are the only ones to have uncovered the secret of sweetening the cocoa bean. Location:
College of Brymstonne (Fountain Hills, Arizona)

Mists Investiture and Mists-Cynaqua images online

Lord Martin of Rivenstar has posted an album of photos on his SmugMug website from Mists-Cynagua War in the Kingdom of the West. The pictures were taken by Martin, Johanna, and Victoria.

A history of the humble fork

Everyone knows that Byzantines (being superior creatures) used forks as early as the 10th century, while other Europeans struggled at stabbing their beef with a knife. The California Academy of Sciences offers a History of Kitchen Utensils, including the fork, on their website.

[EAS] Cooking Collegium II

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Mangia, mangia, mangia! But before you can eat, you have to learn how to cook! The Barony of Settmour Swamp invites you to learn all about creating feasts at our Cooking Collegium on June 28th, from 10 am to 10 pm at St. Paul's Church in Flemington, NJ.

We have classes to satisfy your brain and your stomach, for beginner chefs to advanced ones. Throughout the day, cooking, brewing, and herb related classes will be taught. We will have three types of classes: technique and theory, tasting (sampling foods), and hands-on (cooking or prepping food). And everyone will be a chef, as the food prepped in the hands-on classes will be served throughout the day buffet style, with a large buffet feast at the end of the day. Location:
Barony of Settmour Swamp (Flemington, New Jersey)

[ANT] West An Tir War 2008

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West An Tir War 2008 July 3-6 2008 at the Lazy J Moore Ranch.

Lazy J Moore Ranch
96029 Euchre Cr Rd
Gold Beach Oregon

Site opens at noon on Thursday and closes at 4:00 on Sunday.

There will be two full days of war fighting on both Friday and Saturday.

A&S Tract on Friday and Saturday

Cooking Showcase organized by Duchess Juana Isabella de Montoya y Ramirez Location:
Gold Beach, Oregon

[OUT] Dark Ages Picnic

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Dark Ages Picnic: Plague, Punishment and Pleasure (a Dragonspine *non*-event) May 18th 10 am - till the plague takes us all. Bear Creek Park, Bear Creek Park Pavilion 6 Argus and 21st, Colorado Springs, CO (fighter practice location) Admission: Free

Come experience the one aspect of the Middle Ages we normally avoid. THE PLAGUE.

Who says dieing of flesh eating disease can't be fun.

Location:
Barony of Dragonspine (Colorado Springs, Colorado)

Tudor Cookery at Hampton Court - and Other Treats

Countess Alys Katharine recently returned to Hampton Court to study the cooking of Tudor England. Her report follows.

[WES] Vinhold's Baronial Championship

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Vinhold is Invading! Save the sheep! Beware, for Vinhold has taken up arms and a Viking theme for this year's Baron's Championship.

Events to include:

  • Oar dancing
  • Norse riddles
  • "Pig" Spearing
  • Viking themed Soteltie competition
  • Siege cooking competition

There will be prizes for first place in each competition. These events will be run concurrently with our Rapier championship and our Location:
Narony of Vinhold (Napa, California)

Reminder: Iron Chef: Marshin Fayne and 6th Annual Goods and Services Auction

This is a reminder that on Thursday, March 13 at Gulf Wars XVII, Clan Marshin Fayne will be hosting to incredible events filled with food, fun, and Charity.

[ANT] Culinary Symposium

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We would like to cordially invite you to a Culinary Symposium for those with any interest in historical food. There will be everything from hands on cooking over fire, feast planning and preparation, to research presentations. This event will be held in AnTir, in the Barony of Dragon's Laire (Belfair, Washington) the weekend of November 14-16, 2008.

We are currently recruiting additional teachers and taking requests for Location:
Barony of Dragon's Laire (Belfair, Washington)

Islamic food on the Splendid Table

The March 1, 2008 edition of American Public Media's The Splendid Table features a discussion of Islamic cooking with Charles Perry, historian of Arab cuisine.

Dinner: Impossible features Medieval Mayhem

Chef Robert Irvine's cooking series Dinner: Impossible will feature an episode filmed at the Maryland Renaissance Festival.

"Tudor Kitchens of Hampton Court Palace" at Greenbank Mills

On March 8, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. (US Eastern time) Marc Meltonville and Richard Fitch will present "The Tudor Kitchens of Hampton Court Palace" at Greenbank Mills & Philips Farm in Wilmington, Delaware.

Iron Chef: Marshin Fayne

Lord Roibeard mac Neill and THL Katryne MacIntosh the Strange have announced that an Iron Chef competition will be held March 13, 2008 in the Clan Marshin Fayne encampment at Gulf Wars.

[ART] Otherhill Candlemas

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For all of those who have been wondering about Otherhill Candlemas, wonder no more. Master Thomas duBeaumont wishes all to know the Shire of Otherhill, Artemisia's oldest shire, will celebrate the feast of Candlemas on February 2nd being 2008 of the common reckoning.

As is common for this celebration of the season, yearly contracts will be renegotiated and annual salaries will be paid.

Location:
Shire of Otherhill (Rock Springs, Wyoming)

Want to get fit? Try the Authenticity Diet!

Need to take off a few pounds or kilograms from the holiday feasting? Eat like your persona! A Shropshire physician claims that Europeans in the Middle Ages were in some ways much healthier than modern people.

Medieval Islamic cookbook available

A new cookbook, Medieval Cuisine Of The Islamic World: A Concise History With 174 Recipes by: Zaouali, Lilia; Translated by M.B. DeBevoise, has been published by the University Of California Press.

Feasting with Chaucer

Just in time for the holidays, Darla Goodroad reports on feasting in the time of Chaucer in an article for Chivalry Sports: Eat, Drink, and Be Merry: Holiday feasting in Chaucer's Time.

[MID] Oaken Regional Cook's Symposium

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Join the Marche of Three Towers for the second Oaken Regional Cook's Symposium. Join us as the cooks of the kingdom share knowledge, discuss and learn new techniques (and old techniques), share recipes, and, of course, eat. The site is handicapped accessible. There will be activities on both floors, and there is an elevator between.

St. Timothy's Lutheran Church
1262 Ashland Rd
Mansfield, OH 44905 Location:
Marche of Three Towers (Mansfield, Ohio)

Golden Rivers Anniversary Banquet photos

Aine DeLacey of the West Kingdom shares photos from the recent Anniversary Banquet in Golden Rivers.

Feast Menu and Recipe Archive created in Northshield

Ysabeau de La Rochelle from the Kingdom of Northshield reports that she is working with a team of developers to create an online Northshield Feast Menu and Recipe Archive.

[ATE] Twin Moons Tavern Tourney

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Come one! Come all! Join the "knights" of the oval table as they take a day off from their Quest for the Holy something-or-other and make merry at Monty Python's Pickled Pub on December 1st, 2007. English shenanigans shall ensue with maiming, brawling, bringing out the dead, hurling insults, seeking shrubbery and fighting off killer bunnies. Whilst enjoying the spectacle, lunch on fine Camelot fare, including Ham and Jam and Spam a lot. Location:
Barony of Twin Moons (Tempe, Arizona)

Queen of Tarts in AEthelmearc

There will be a cooking competition at Kingdom 12th Night in Endless Hills. The subject? Historical tarts (not street walkers, but pies without a lid)!

Historian Finds Oldest Recipe for Bratwurst

A hobby historian has discovered the oldest known recipe for bratwurst, dating the German sausage to the fifteenth century.

Black pudding ice cream

Here's a dish for the truly adventurous: Black Pudding Ice Cream! Dowson's Dairies Ltd of Clayton-le-Dale, Blackburn, England will showcase the new flavor, complete with chunks of black pudding, at the annual Black Pudding Festival in Bacup.

Barony Beyond the Mountain Forming Cooks Guild

The Barony Beyond the Mountain in the East Kingdom is forming a baronial level cooks guild. The first meeting is on November 10th, 2007 in Terryville, Connecticut.

[AET] Kingdom 12th Night

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We invite all good gentles to join in the merriment and cheer at the Aethelmearc Kingdom Twelfth Night celebration on Saturday, January 12, 2008 in the Barony of Endless Hills. The event will be held at the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority/Saint Rose Academy, 1300 Old Plank Road, Mayfield, PA, 18407.

We have procured a most marvelous hall for feasting, meetings, courts and dancing! Bring your best garb and revel in our sun-filled atrium! The hall opens at 9 am and closes at 9:30 pm. This is a discretely damp site (period containers please), and enclosed flame is allowed. The site is fully handicapped accessible and there is adequate parking for all vehicles. A bounteous lunch is included with the site Location:
Barony of Endless Hills (Mayfield, Pennsylvania)

Cooking with mummy

Just in time for holiday parties, Sarah Bakewell shares 17th century recipes for cooking with mummy! Mmmm... tasty!

Lochac Cooks' Guild

The purpose of the Guild:

Seared Beef Stew