Preparation, storage, and presentation of food.

Mists Fall Investiture

Greetings Unto the Populace of the Mist, and welcome to Fall Investiture! Hail the Prince and Princess of the Mists, and their successors. We shall revel mightily and dine most grandly!

St Mark's Episcopal Church
1957 Pruneridge Ave
Santa Clara, CA

Site opens at 10am and closes at 10pm.

Site fee is $8 for members and $11 for non members
Children under age 10 are free. Location:
Principality of the Mists (Santa Clara, California)

Yule Feast

Yule feast, The Barony of Rowany's celebration of the end of the year, is on again, and you should be there.

Date: 2nd December 2006
Time: 6pm
Address: IMAR Youth Charitable Hall, cnr The Strand and Paisley Rds, Croydon, NSW.

Steward: Clara van de Keere (Karinne Taylor)

Event Cost: $20/$25 until 12 November, $25/$30 until 30 Novmber. $30 at the Location:
Barony of Rowany (Croydon, New South Wales)

Koge Bog: 1616

A late period (1616) Danish cookbook is now available from a New Zealand website. The book, in Danish with English translation, contains "A hundred useful pieces, Which are about brewing, baking, Cooking, aquavit and mead to make, As is useful in house Holding etc. Which before not in our Danish Language is issued in print."

Christmas Tourney XXXV

Christmas Tourney XXXV: A Russian Event, December 2nd 2006

Sun Valley Community Center
6505 Bethany Lane
Louisville, KY 40258

Site Opens 9:00 AM
Site Closes 10:00 PM

Site Discretely damp
NO PETS: service animals only

Site Fees
Adult site: Pre-Reg $7.00, $10.00 at the door
Child 12 & Under: Pre-Reg $4.00, $7.00 at the door

Family cap for 4 or more is $22.00 pre-reg and $30.00 at the door Location:
Barony of the Flame (Louisville, Kentucky)

Yule - Barony of Ildhafn

The festive season is rapidly approaching and as such, the Barony of Ildhafn (Auckland, NZ) invites one and all to come celebrate Yule with us.

When: Saturday 16th December, 4pm to Midnight
Where: Avondale Lions Hall, cnr Great North and Blockhouse Bay Rds, Avondale, Auckland

Cost: Members $12.00 if paid by Sun 3rd December (last day of St Caths) or $15.00 if paid at the door Location:
Barony of Ildhafn (Auckland, New Zealand)

Harvest Feast

The Barony of Blatha An Oir is once again having its annual Harvest Feast on the 4th of November. Their Excellencies invite you to join the Barony as we enjoy the comfort foods of Spain. The Chest of Largess grows bare and a request from Our Baroness has come forth to the populace of Blatha An Oir to show their support and to bring offerings for the continuance of generosity at future events. Harvest Feast is our traditional opportunity to share our bounty and to fulfill this request in splendorous courtly fashion. Location:
Barony of Blatha An Oir (Tacoma, Washington)

Vinhold's All Hallows Feast

Please join us at St. Mary's Episcople Church at 3rd Street in Napa on October 14th at 2pm (**Site opens at 1pm for set up**). Feast tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children. Reservations may be made by contacting the autocrat, Aureellia de Montfort, at

There will be three contests: subtleties, cordials, and the Bard of Vinhold competition! The current bard, Torvaldr, has declared our theme to be "Love". Location:
Barony of Vinhold (Napa, California)

A Modern Subtlety

Vashti Ross likes a challenge: How to make a wedding cake for a groom who doesn't want everything to be all "girly." Solution? A meatcake!

Madrone Baronial Banquet

Feast with the Medici, sup with the Sforzas, imbibe with the Borgias, dine with the their excellencies of Madrone. Come to Madrone's Baronial Banquet on Saturday, October 14th and indulge yourself like Italian Renaissance nobility!

The Madrone Culinary Guild will be providing a lavish six course banquet for your pleasure: They are preparing more than 20 dishes including Genoese pasta with arugula pesto, Roman chicken with three sauces, spiced candied pine-nuts, beef loin braised in wine with dried cherries, crispy fried pearl onions, ginger cheesecake and so much more! Location:
Barony of Madrone (Bothell Washington)

Feast of Long Nights IX

Join the Northernmost branch of the SCA, in the darkness which comes with the territory (and especially with the new moon), for the Ninth annual Feast of Long Nights!

We're planning a long Saturday afternoon and evening of reveling, and feasting. The event theme will be a late period feast. Wear your spiffy but comfortable garb! Contact the event host if you need to borrow clothes! It is possible our Baroness Margery may be coming up so she can view her Location:
Canton Ynys Taltraeth (Kotzebue, Alaska)

Photos from Lochac's Anealan Investiture

Andre de Montsegur has posted photos from the Kingdom of Lochac's Anealan Investiture which took place September 9, 2006 in the Barony of Aneala (Perth, Australia).

10th Annual "Trial by Fire" held in the Barony of Bright Hills, Atlantia

On September 4th, 2006 was held a fine cooking competition! Yes, it was the 10th annual Bright Hills Cooks Guild event, “Trial By Fire”.

Genghis Khan: Inventor of the Hamburger

In a discussion of who actually invented the hamburger, Genghis Khan seems to win. According to sources on Mongols needed a hand free to ride while using the other to eat, and meat was their food of choice.

Summer's End Photos Online

Katriona of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc has posted an album of photos from the Canton of Beau Fleuve's recent Summer's End event.

Silver Hammer XXXIII

The Barony of Thor’s Mountain presents Silver Hammer XXXIII

October 20-22, 2006 ~ Big Ridge State Park, Maynardville, TN

No particular theme this year, just lots of food, fun, and fighting fit for all…

Feast: “The Marriage of Henry VIII & Catherine of Aragon” combining sumptuous dishes of 16th century England and Spain. During the feast we will hold our annual contest for the Bard of Silver Hammer. Please prepare an original filk to participate. Planned Activities Include: Tourney of the Silver Hammer (Heavy), Rapier Tourney, with War Practice to follow. There will also be an A&S Competition, Children & Youth Activities, Live Weapons, Games, and Dancing as well as drumming by the fire. Location:
Barony of Thor’s Mountain (Maynardville, Tennessee)

Stefan's Florilegium Updates for September 2006

THL Stefan li Rous has published updates to Stefan's Florilegium for September 2006.

Calontir Soup Kitchen Feeds an Army at Pennsic

Baroness BelAnna de Rouge reports on the activities of the Calontir Soup Kitchen at Pennsic XXXV.

Toys for Tots

Pray attend all who would relive or revise their childhood!!! Ered Sul presents Toys for Tots.

Upon the date of September 16, in the Year of Our Lord, 2006, beginning at 12 noon until 6pm; we shall gather on the mountain for fun games, fighting, sweets and toys. For entertainment and carousing, the fighting will be interspersed with games of skill and wit, prizes to be awarded to the victor. Feasting will be enhanced by wonderful sweet treats that shall be judged by popular vote and the best shall be rewarded handsomely. Extra points will be given for period authenticity. (Should you desire assistance with researching period recipes, please contact the Autocrat. Feast will be provided by our glorious and woolly Barony.) Just bring feast gear, a dessert to share and your inner child. Location:
Flagstaff, AZ

Mushrooms Boiled in Butter with Garlic and Green Onions

Medievalists Discuss Cooking at Leeds Conference

Leeds Today's education reporter, Ian Rosser, got in touch with his medieval self — and learned about medieval food — when he attended the recent International Medieval Congress at Leeds University.

"Gode Cookery" to Return to Food Network with Halloween Show

Master Hogge de Watlynge - aka Master Huen Damebrigge - (James Matterer) reports that he will be taping an episode of "The Secret Life of..." for the Food Network, this time with a Halloween theme.

Gode Cookery Named "Premier Caterer" for the Alabama Rennaissance Fair

Master Hogge (formerly known as Huen) has announced that Gode Cookery has been named "Premiere Caterer" for the Alabama Rennaissance Fair and will present a Viking feast in Florence, Alabama a week before the Fair opens.

Hairy Dogg Inn

Greetings lords and ladies fair and Hearken to these words I say. Ye Olde Buzzards Inn is open and under new management and is now known as The Hairy Dogg Inn, to be held at Sir Georg and Mistress Katarzina's home at 6424 Barclay Court, Anchorage, Ak.

Hairy Dogg Inn
Sept 23, 2006 AS XLI
Site opens 5:30pm-12:00 midnight
Site fee $6.00 for members (includes one bag coin)
$8.00 Non-members   Extra Coin $2.00 Location:
Barony of Selviergard (Anchorage, Alaska)

Calling all Confectioners and Subtlety Creators

The SCA Subtleties list is nearing its 2 year anniversary and now has over 200 members. If you're interested in researching and creating subtleties and illusion foods, but don't know where to start, this is a good introduction.

The SCA Subtleties e-list

This list is a forum for (but not restricted to) SCA members dedicated to the research and recreation of subtleties (also refferred to as sotelties, soltelties, etc.), entremets and illusion foods within SCA timeframe. We study documented recipes and examples of this food art from the Roman, Medieval and Renaissance sources as well as sharing our attempts at recreating our own versions. This is an exiting element of period cooking that is all too often overlooked.

Stefan's Florilegium for July 2006

THLord Stefan li Rous has posted updates to Stefan's Florilegium for July 2006.

Dreiburgen Summer Arts

The Barony of Dreiburgen celebrates the Culinary Arts on July 15, 2006 by having a variety of classes and a potluck luncheon.

Site fee: $5.00 for SCA members plus $3.00 for non-SCA members. Please bring proof of membership.

Place: St. Michael's Epicopal Church at 4070 Jackson Street, Riverside, CA 92503. The event will take place in the parish hall of St. Michael's at the corner of Jackson and Hawthorned. Location:
Barony of Dreiburgen (Riverside, California)

Darkwood A&S Tourney

Join the Barony of Darkwood for our annual Arts and Sciences Tourney! We will have a full weekend of classes and workshops, a potluck dinner Saturday evening, the Bard of the Oaks Competition, and the first Oaken Chef competition.

We are at a NEW SITE this year! At Bolado Park in Tres Pinos, we will be camping at the Gate 4 campgrounds. This is across the street from Gate 2, where we usually enter and welcome our Barony population and visitors for our events. Location:
Barony of Darkwood (Tres Pinos, California)

Middle East Feast

The Barony of Twin Moons of the Kingdom of Atenveldt (Phoenix, Arizona) would like to invite you to experience the Middle East with us. We are holding our annual Middle East Feast on Saturday August, 19, 2006.

For those who have never attended, this is a day long, indoor event with drumming, dancing, merchants and a huge menu of Middle Eastern Food. You are encouraged to bring rugs, pillows, low coffee tables, drums, drapes so that the hall has an Eastern feel, and you have a place to lounge. All these elements go together to create a spectacular, one-of-a-kind event that is a great tradition in our lands Location:
Barony of Twin Moons (Phoenix, Arizona)

Austrian National Library Exhibits History of Cooking

An exhibit on the history of cooking and dining is now on display at the Austrian National Library in Vienna. The Art of Cuisine and the Culture of Dining: Culinary Documents from the Austrian National Library runs until October 31, 2006.