Cooking

Preparation, storage, and presentation of food.

Cooking Thynge photos online

Cateline LaBorderesse has posted an album of photos from Cooking Thynge, which took place recently in the Kingdom of the East. The photos are available on Picasaweb.

London eatery goes medieval

Visitors to London may want to stop for a bite in Heston Blumenthal's new restaurant, Dinner, which features a menu "dating back 700 years." The eatery is located in the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, Knightsbridge.

[ANS] Elfsea Defender

Alejandro and Amalia, Baron y Baronesa Octavo de Elfsea, invite one and all to Their First Elfsea Defender, on the first weekend of April, Anno Societatis XLV (2011 AD).

Don't eat the centerpiece!

Eating flowers is period, in fact, it dates back to Biblical times. An article for Handyman online magazine teaches which flowers are safe to eat and how to prepare them.

AEthelmearc event photos online

Dragos Pelikanos reports that he has created three albums of photos from events which took place recently in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. The photos are available on PicasaWeb.

[WES] Rumble in the Jungle 2

Greetings to one and all! The Canton of Golden Playne would like to invite anyone who is interested to come join us the weekend after Songkran for the Tournament of the Tiger! This is the first three day event the Canton has thrown together, and there should be lots of fun, fighting, and feasting.

[EAS] King Lucan VIII and Queen Jana V Coronation

Come one, come all and join the Barony of the Bridge at this most magnificent occasion when the East Kingdom will celebrate the passing of the Crown to Lucan VIII & Jana V.

Cornish pasty wins E.U. protection

The ubiquitous Cornish pasty - a tough filled pastry with its roots in the middle ages - has been given official protection under the European Comission. It now has "protected geographical indication" status.

[MID] Oaken Regional Cooking and Bardic Symposium

The Marche of Three Towers presents the Oaken Regional Cooking and Bardic Symposium. Join us as the cooks and bards of the kingdom share knowledge, discuss and learn new techniques (and old techniques), share recipes, and, of course, eat.

[WES] March Crown 2011

Come join Their Majesties Jade and Catherine as they bear witness to the grand tourney to choose the next Western Heirs! Look for many events and activities in the page and also on this website as we draw closer to the event.

Peepshi!

Those creative cooks out there will want to try the latest recipes for such gourmet fare is Peepshi or Peepza, both containing one major ingredient: peeps! (photos)

[ANT] Culinary Symposium 2011

Welcome to An Tir's Culinary Symposium 2011. This will be a weekend for all those interested in pre-17th century cooking. We'll be cooking, eating, sharing research, and learning together.

Old Twelvey Night photos online

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Northshield Kingdom Chronicler, has created an album of photos from the recent Old Twelvey Night event which took place in the Barony of Nordskogen.

A history of the humble eating fork

Master Robyyan Torr d'Elandris, OL, from Tree-Girt-Sea in the Middle Kingdom, offers an article on the history of the fork, an eating utensil sometimes assumed to be out-of-period for the SCA. Depending on your persona's time and place, this may not be so.

HowToHistory.com offers free copies of Britain's oldest cookbook

HowToHistory.com, a website dedicated to creating and preserving video tutorials in the historic arts, recently found a documentary about The Forme of Cury. The interest was so great, the site obtained a public domain copy of the manuscript to give to their newsletter subscribers.

[WES] Court of Love

We invite everyone to our annual Court of Love given in honor of M'lady Alaine ni Deorin and her champion, our Lord Protector, Lord Drell McIan Blackwood.

[CAL] 2011 Calontir Cooks' Symposium

The king’s hunters have returned with many gifts from His Majesty’s fields. Not to be out done the populace has brought forward many fish from His Majesty’s streams and the farms still provided much from last harvest. Now comes the call to all of the members of the populace, skilled in the art of cookery, to decide how to best use these items.

[WES] Darkwood Winter Archery Tourney

Prove your prowess with the deadliest of tools: The bow, the sword and...the  serving spoon!  Join the Barony of Darkwood for our Winter Archery Tourney and participate in the Canton of Hawks Haven's period appetizer cook-off and live-steel bottle-cutting contest! 

In praise of the mushroom

On the Coquinaria website, Christianne Muusers shares knowledge and recipes pertaining to the use of mushrooms in the Middle Ages.

Feast of the Pheasant celebrated in podcast

The Harmonia Early Music website has posted a podcast of a program regarding the 15th century Feast of the Pheasant, a lavish banquet intended to kickoff a crusade against the Turks in Constantinople. The program features entertainment at the banquet.

French manuscripts at Getty Center through January 2011

Now through February 6, 2011, the Getty Center will offer visitors a trip to France's medieval past by hosting Imagining the Past in France, 1250–1500, a manuscript exhibition describing "how these lavish books contributed to the development of French art and the French nation."

Vivat to HG Alaric of Bangor, Drachenwald's newest companion of the Laurel

At Yule Ball in the first week of December, their Majesties Ulfr and Caoimhe called their noble Order of the Laurel to attend them, and seek out the next suitable candidate to be invited to vigil.

Medieval kosher feast in the East

In medieval Spain Moslims, Christians and Jews lived together in relative peace. SCA members recently brought a taste of Jewish life in the Middle Ages to the Reconstructionist Temple Beth Israel in Maywood, New Jersey. Susan Joy Clark of NorthJersey.com has the story.

Christmas in Ireland - Viking style

In an article for Irish America Magazine, Edythe Preet ponders Viking history and influences in Ireland, including linguistically and in the celebration of the holiday season, especially when it comes to food and drink.

[ATE] Barony of SunDragon Solstice

Baron Robert Aonghus of Loch Mohr and Baroness Theresa von Elp invite you to join them on December 18, 2010 at the Apostles Lutheran Church for a celebration of Solstice. They also encourage you to bring a toy for Toys for Tots, new in package and no stuffed animals.

[WES] Yule

Outside it is cold and dark but Yule in Winter's Gate will be warm and bright. The Autocrat will be sponsoring a Nine Men's Morris prize tournament.

Modern Humours Yahoo Group

Mistress Christianna MacGrain reports on the formation of the Modern Humours Yahoo Group, a discussion forum "open to all persons interested in historical reenactment while dealing with food sensitivities."

Wulfwen atte Belle to become Laurel in the Midrealm

Duncan Sinclair reports that his lady wife THL Wulfwen atte Belle has been placed on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Laurel.

[ANT] An Tir 12th Night

An Tir 12th Night January 07, 2011 to January 09, 2011 - Adiantum Eugene, OR

Controversy continues over alleged theft of SCA member's article

Dona Illadore de Bedegrayne, mka Monica Gaudio, received a partial apology from Cooks Source magazine editor Judith Griggs, but the firestorm continued amid allegations (by others) of a pattern of bad behavior. A deeper apology followed, and Cooks Source has changed its editorial policy as a result of the incident.