Preparation, storage, and presentation of food.

Haggis Hunt

They're at it again! The annual Haggis Hunt is on with prizes for those who can snare the Golden Haggis.

Sweet! Medieval Candy, Cookies, and Cakes

Just in time for the holidays, Dame Aoife offers a collection of links with tasty treats guaranteed to ravage your waistline, but in a very authentic way!

Mongolia Tourist Site Treasure Trove of Information

The Mongolian Department of Tourism offers a wealth of information about the people, culture and history of their country on the department's official website.

Newcomer's Feast a Success

Lady Tama, Seneschal for the Incipient Shire of Pavlovsk Gavan (Kodiak, Alaska), Principality of Oertha, reports on the success of the recent Newcomer's Feast.

Rowany Yule

Rowany Yule will be held on Saturday 3rd December at the Imar Community Hall in Burwood. Hall opens at 6:00 PM.

National Geographic: Ancient Chinese Noodle Secret?

John Roach, reporting for National Geographic, writes that 4,000-year-old noodles, the oldest ever found, have been discovered in northwestern China. The well-preserved, thin noodles were buried in a bowl ten feet below ground.

Sweet History

How sweet it is! Diana A. Galang looks at the history of candy in an article for the Manilla Bulletin.

Second Feast of St Homobonus

Prepare for a fantastic weekend of feasting and medieval merrymaking on the first weekend of November when Aarnimetsä celebrates the patron saint of tailors and cloth workers.

"Charlemagne's Tablecloth" Looks at the History of Feasting

William Grimes of the New York Times reviews Charlesmagne's Tablecloth: a Piquant History of Feasting by Nichola Fletcher.

Calontir Soup Kitchen Cures Pennsic Munchies

Baroness BelAnna de Rouge, Soup Kitchen Coordinator for Pennsic 34, reports on the activities of the Kingdom of Calontir's fabled soup kitchen at this year's War.

"The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened"

Project Gutenberg has released The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened by Kenelm Digby in electronic format.

Tauna AElswith's SCA site

Lady Tauna AElswith of Ostgardr has compiled a set of resources from her time in the SCA. There are redacted recipes, information on Byzantine clothing, Ottoman clothing, links and a few portfolio pictures.

Rose & Crowne

The Rose & Crowne features fine Renaissance clothing such as bodices, chemises, tunics, capes, cloaks, mantles, and more. Handmade, leather blank journals and hard bound books are perfect for the minstrel and the cook in which to keep all your creations. They also offer their own line of cooking spices and herbs, many of them organically grown.

Feast of Saint Bernard

The Lionheart Company presents *** The Feast of Saint Bernard *** (in honour of the crusading monastic workaholic, Saint Bernard of Clairvaux)

Punkin' Chunkin'

To arms! To Arms! The enemy is upon us! Now is the time for War!!! The terrible, evil, stinky, nasty "bad guys" seek to thwart our valiant populace and raid them of their bounteous harvest. The enemy has brought their siege weapons and warriors but we shall prevail behind our strong castle walls. Siege is the theme. Polish your armor, pack up your pavilions, banners, war drums and camp followers and prepare for a week-end of battles most noble and more fun than you can shake a sword at. Come one, come all to our aid and help us defend our lands and celebrate the harvest. The more the merrier!

Don Lewis Designs/Tri Canis Nox Fine Tankards

Fine hardwood drinking vessels, tankards, steins, horns, and now tableware. Vending to the SCA for over 14 years. Cheers!

Subtlety Contest at Pennsic War

Baron Bardicci once again sponsors "A Grand Subtlety Competition and Exhibition" at this year’s Pennsic War.

Newcomer's Feast III

The populace of Pavlovsk Gavan would like to invite you to join us as we celebrate our 3rd annual Newcomer's Feast on Saturday, October 8th. The theme this year is the The Land of Cockaigne.

Stone Soup

Remember the children's tale about a neighborhood meal built around a pot of boiling water and a rock? Chiffon Staebler of Knight Ridder Newspapers looks at modern versions of the story and SCA practioners of it as well as the geological consequences of boiling rocks.

Classy Cooks: Couple prepares a feast with Middle Ages flavor

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports on an SCA feast prepared by Paul Byers, known in the SCA as Baron Pavel Yosevich, and provides his recipes for a honey saffron tart, crusted roast, and spiced pine nut candy.

Call for Teachers and Presenters: Middle Kingdom Cook's Symposium 2005

Mistress Siobhan is looking for instructors for the upcoming Middle Kingdom Cook's Symposium which will be held December 3, 2005 in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Middle Kingdom Cook's Symposium 2005

The Barony of Andelcrag invites you to join cooks, researchers, farmers, herbalists, toolmakers, food aficionados, gourmands and interested bystanders to a Cook's Symposium scheduled for December 3rd, 2005.

Medieval Scots' Diet Healthier than Modern

New research on medieval cesspits shows that the diet of 15th century Scots was healthier than that of their modern counterparts.

Traditional Diets Website Compares Food Through the Centuries

The website of the Weston A. Price Foundation compares traditional diets from a number of cultures throughout the ages.

Eat Like a Roman

Visitors to the archaeological site at Pompeii can get a firsthand idea of the Roman diet by purchasing kits containing ingredients commonly found on Roman tables.

SCA Summer Camp

As the temperature rises its can only mean one thing, summer is here. What would summer be without summer camp? Come and join the Barony of Axemoor as we enjoy a weekend of classes, fighting, and a dip in the pool at SCA Summer Camp, held at the WOW site in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Historical Cooking Gains in Popularity

David Bario of the Minneapolis Star Tribune writes about "culinary historians" in an article in the May 18, 2005 issue of the paper. In the article, he mentions Duke Cariadoc of the Bow (David Friedman) and the SCA.

AEthelmearc Crown Tourney & Feast Photos Online

Master Huen has posted photos from the recent Crown Tournament and Feast in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc.

National Herb Garden Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The National Herb Garden in Washington, D.C. kicked off a six-month long celebration of its 25th anniversary May 21, 2005.

Renassaince Faire Seeks Cook

Lady Elisabeth Henley reports that tryouts for the Maryland Renaissance Festival are rapidly approaching. One of the positions available will be the cook for the popular "Cooking with the Kytsons" demonstration.