Cooking

Preparation, storage, and presentation of food.

[ANS] Fall Ball in the Small Hall IV

With this email The Shire of the Shadowlands welcomes you to Fall Ball in the Small Hall IV: Bakers' Bransle!! It will be a day of games, classes, and combat followed by a European Ball in the evening of Saturday, January 28th, 10 am to 10 pm.

Jewish bread stamp found in Acre

In the Israeli city of Acre around 500 CE, Larry the Baker left his mark. A ceramic Byzantine bread stamp has been unearthed bearing the classic Jewish seven branch Menorah and the name "Laurentius" written out in Greek letters.

[LOC] Show Us Your Bootie

On January 28, 2012, the Shire of Boesenberg proudly presents Show Us Your Bootie.

Chocolate is "period" in the American southwest

A paper by Patricia L. Crown, of the Department of Anthropology, University of New Mexico, and W. Jeffrey Hurst, of The Hershey Center for Health and Nutrition, published on the PNAS website, explores the evidence of the use of cacao in the 11th and 12th centuries in the American Southwest.

Japanese train yard reveals luxury lodgings

A site excavated at a train yard in Japan is thought to have been a facility that provided food and lodgings to Korean and Chinese enyoys. The facility is mentioned in ancient manuscripts and dates to the 8th or 9th century CE.

[ATE] SunDragon Solstice

Join in the merriment!  Partake of the feast!  Join us at the Barony of SunDragon Solstice!

[WES] Silver Desert Yule

Join the populace of the Province of Silver Desert for an evening of food and fun!

[ANS] Steppes 12th Night

The Barony of Steppes cordially invites you to Steppes 12th Night and Kingdom Eistefodd, Saturday January 7, 2012.

[CAL] 2012 Twelfth Night Feast

The Barony of the Lonely Tower wishes to invite you to participate in the evening feast for their Twelfth Night Celebration to be held Saturday, January 7, 2012.
 Subtletie Competition

Chefs inspired by the past

Historic cookery has advanced to a point that the Wall Street Journal is taking notice. In an article by Alina Dizik, historic recipes, dating back to Roman times, are re-interpreted by the chefs of major international restaurants.

[LOC] Newcomers' Feast

A feast to welcome the Newcomers to the Colleges of Saint Basil the Great and Saint Lazarus. Come and experience the food and festivities of the Medieval and Renaissance era.

Sixth Known World Bardic Congress and Cooks Collegium to occur in Kindgom of Outlands

Co-autocrats THL Jethro Stille and Mistress Catrin von Berlin have announced that the 2012 Known World Bardic Congress and Cooks Collegium will be April 20~23 in the Kingdom of the Outlands.

Drachenwald campfire cookbook online

Giano reports that Plain Fare, Drachenwald's Camp Cookery Book, is now available to download on the Kingdom's A&S website. The book is in Adobe Acrobat™ (PDF) format.

The cook's nightmare

SCA members are known for being amazingly adaptive in the worst of situations, but when the most unexpected happens with the kitchen, the situation can test the abilities of even the most skilled.

[WES] Selviergard Yule

Come join Selviergard for a day of festivities, fun and frivolity! Their Majesties Rolf and Aurora will be there to celebrate the season with Their Highnesses Rurik Varyag and Trava. Let us commemorate the day for Their pleasure. This is the perfect time to break out the Byzantine garb!

[OUT] Windkeep's Hunters Feast

It is the time of year again for us all to join together and enjoy the bounty of our harvests and our hunters at... Windkeep's Hunters Feast

[WES] Jingles

We've got bells that JINGLE JANGLE JINGLE!!! YES, Good Gentles, you read right!! JINGLES IS BAAAACK!!!

The venerable bagel

Long a New York favorite and portable feast choice of SCA college students everywhere (hint: they can be easily smuggled out of dining halls), finding solid documentation for the bagel as a medieval foodstuff has been a challenge.

Photos from three AEthelmearc fall 2011 events

Augusto G reports that he has created several albums of photos from recent events which took place in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. The photos are available on PhotoBucket.

[WES] Cynagua-Mists War

His Highness of Cynagua, Prince Achilles, and His Highness of the Mists, Prince Miles, agree to disagree, which means WAR at the Yolo County Fairgrounds, in Woodland, CA, November 11, 12, and 13, 2011.

[WES] All Hallows Feast

Recession got you down? The Barony of Vinhold invites you to its All Hallows Feast October 22, 2011 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. to join the Danse Macabre leading noble, merchant, peasant and pauper through the travails of famine to the joys of feasting.

Dining during Thorrablot

"Imagine a rotten fish, and multiply that smell and taste by 97, and that is the smell and taste of this strange food," said Halldor Sigurdsson of Reykjavik, Iceland, CNN iReporter for Eatocracy about an authentic Viking fish stew. (video & photos)

[WES] West Coast Culinary Symposium 2012

Saturday join us for a full day of classes! All meals are included as well on Saturday, including a late period Italian credenza breakfast of cured meats, blintzes with fresh cheese and cherry sauce, pies, preserved fruits, bread, biscotti and butter (and coffee, which was not late period Italian, but we really really like it!).

[WES] Michaelmas

The winds have changed, the harvest has come. Join us on Saturday, October 8, 2011 as we celebrate the changing of the seasons with a feast in the style of Medieval Russia. This is an event focused around the joys of period cooking, and all helpers of any skill level are encouraged to join in the fun of the kitchen.

[LOC] Feast of the Four Winds

It is with Great Humility that we do request thy most Gracious Company for the upcoming Feast of the Four Winds to be held in the Shire of Adora, where two Mighty Dragons do breathe fire, protecting the land and where resides the home of the Flametree.

[LOC] Agaricus Masquerade Ball and Feast

You are invited to the 2nd Agaricus Masquerade ball and feast 22nd October 2011.

[WES] Baroness' Masked Ball

By the pricking of my thumb, something wicked this way comes.  It is LUST, and ENVY.  ANGER and VANITY.  GREED, GLUTTONY, and PRIDE.  The Seven Deadly Sins are making their way to Darkwood's Baroness' Masked Ball!

[LOC] One House Divided: A Tale Of Two Cities

You are invited to the palace of the Doge of Venice to witness the end of a long standing dispute between the widow Sammicheli of Venice and Fortunato of Florence. As it is an Italian feast of 1585, expect intrigue, plotting, bloodshed, poisonings, mayhem and murder. As well as lots of good food.

[OUT] Caer Galen's Danse Macabre

You are cordially invited to BRING OUT YOUR DEAD for Danse Macabre. This year's theme is Zombie Masquerade. We challenge you to show off your most gruesome ideas for UNNATURAL period deaths.

[WES] Westermark Shipwrecked Madness

The Barony of Westermark cordially invites you to attend the Westermark Shipwrecked Madness, September 16-18 2011, in the nearby and scenic Ed Levin Park, Milpitas, California.