Cooking

Preparation, storage, and presentation of food.

[MID] 3rd Annual Feast of Winter Nights

Velkomen!  Winter Nights or Old Norse Veturnætur was a Norse winter festival that was initially celebrated in pre-Christian Scandinavia. It was said by Snorri Sturluson that Winter Nights is one of the three most important festivals. This festival also marks the end of the summer and start of the win ter meaning the end of the harvest work and it was a time to celebrate.

[EAS] Carolingian Cooking Schola

The warm Summer sun is beginning to cool and soon the Autumn breezes will be rustling the leaves. 'Tis a time of harvests and preparing for the cold winter ahead, when game will be less plentiful and gardens will be asleep under deep snow.

Poor had healthier diet in the Middle Ages

"Interestingly it was the peasant class, whose diet would class today as healthy," said Dr Iona McCleery, a lecturer in medieval history at Leeds University, who heads a program which uses history to encourage children to eat better.

[WES] Siege Cooking Pirates

Now bend your ear to this! Our beloved shire is under siege from traitorous swivel tongued pirates! We have successfully negotiated a parley, but our pantries are depleted Come and defend our Shire's honor or join the pirates and convince these scurvy knaves they can be defeated!

[WES] Michaelmas Feast

Come join the Barony of Winter's Gate for our annual Michaelmas Feast. This year we will be focusing on England of the 1500's, with roast goose, plum pudding and other culinary wonders in store. 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.

Hartlington Stones may have been large-scale bread oven

Archaeologists may have to revise their conclusions on the Hartlington Stones in the English Yorkshire Dales from medieval corn drying kiln to communal bread oven. (photo)

[ATE] Erud Sulabration

Join us for the annual cookie contest, hardsuit tourney, and rapier tourney.
Tourneys will be mixed weapon styles.

Pennsic Battlefield cookbook now available

Fans of Pennsic's Battlefield Bakery will be glad to know that a cookbook, authored by Bakery proprietors Marian Walke (aka Marian of Edwinstowe, aka Old Marian) and Bonnie Feinberg, is now available.

[ATE] Chocolate Revel

People have been marking and celebrating the Autumnal Equinox for thousands of years.

Monticello to host Historic Plants Symposium

On September 10, 2010, the Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center at Monticello will host the 2010 Historic Plants Symposium as part of the Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello. The program will feature a dinner program “Come to Table,” Historic Plants in the American Kitchen" with  Rosalind Creasy.

[LOC] On Ilkla Moor

The Hundred of Okewaite (Goulburn NSW) announces the 2010 "On Ilkla Moor"
camping event.

[AET] Summer's End

Come celebrate Dozynki (doh-sheen-key) with us! A traditional Polish harvest festival, Dozynki lets us revel in the fruits of our labor, whatever craft it may be - metal, wood, textile, food or the martial skills.

2010 Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello

This year's Fourth Annual Heritage Harvest Festival takes place Saturday, September 11, 2010 with a series of workshops, demonstrations, and presentations.

[EAS] Coronation of Gryffith II and Aikaterine II

Come Gentles All to celebrate the Coronation of Gryffith II and Aikaterine II! Once again the Eastern Crown passes to the heirs of our land. The Barony of Iron Bog is proud to host these glorious festivities. This joy will start on Friday September 24 and go through the weekend till Sunday 26th. There will be Court and a battle Coronation not seen in many a year here in Our Fair Kingdom.

[ATE] Middle Eastern Feast

Mysterious are the gentle tugs on the strings of all possessing a wanderer's heart encouraging them to take a journey and enjoy the generous hospitality within the borders of the luminous pearl of Atenveldt, Twin Moons.

[ATL] Post Pennsic Dessert Revel

The Barony of Storvik, jewel of Atlantia, invites you to join them for an afternoon and evening fun and frivolity, story telling and reminiscing at their Post Pennsic Dessert Revel. All are invited to relive the glories of Pennsic while relaxing and enjoying the hospitality of Storvik.

Real Vikings eat fish for breakfast

Refr Fiachson of the Kingdom of An Tir knows how Vikings eat, and he shares his knowledge of Norse cooking on his blog, The Viking Food Guy - Recreating the food and drink of the Viking Age (and others).

Cooking like a Viking

Daniel Serra, a PhD student in archaeology studying Viking age food culture, has created a blog, Eldrimner - a blog about medieval and viking age food, on which he shares his experiences with cooking at a Norse historical village.

[WES] Mad Science Madness

It's westermark Madness!- it's time for fun!

[LOC] Feast of St Augustine

After a long absence the Feast of St Augustine will again be held in the Barony of Rowany. Come, help us celebrate our patron saint with feasting, drinking and merry making.

Church looks "good enough to eat"

Four years ago, Cwmbra, Wales resident Lynsey Gunn took a cake-decorating class at Torfaen council’s Croesyceiliog community education centre. Now she has created a fantastic sugar replica of Raglan Church. (photo)

Daily Life Schola photos online

Elizabet Marshall reports that she has created a small album of photos from the Daily Life Schola event which took place recently in the Barony Beyond the Mountain (East Kingdom).

[LOC] Tablecloth of Gold

SCA Torlyon proudly presents: Tablecloth of Gold: King Salamander Feast.

[GLE] Mid Summer Knight's Dream XVIII

The Shire of Smythkepe presents Mid Summer Knight's Dream XVIII: A Day in the Life of a Noble September 3-5 at Camp Cahinnio south of Booneville, AR.

Victor of Shrewsbury to be elevated to Laurel in AEthelmearc

At the May 15, 2010 Will's Revenge event, Their Majesties Malcolm and Tessa of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc placed Victor of Shrewsbury on contemplate elevation to the Order of the Laurel.

[WES] See the Sea - RESCHEDULED

Join us at our annual camping event to marvel at the wide open ocean, play games, and experience outdoor A&S adventures. There will also be an as-yet-to-be-determined rapier activity. The A&S competition is for a documented period dish for the Saturday evening potluck.

Evidence of infused tea found in 12th century tombs

The discovery of green tea leaves in Chinese tombs may prove that infused tea was being served as far back as the 12th century, instead of only in modern times, as previously believed.

[MID] Middle Kingdom Cooks Collegium

The Middle Kingdom Cooks Collegium is an event dedicated to expanding the knowledge and research for the arts and sciences of cooking. Come enjoy and exploration of tastes and textures while enjoying the company of some truly inspiring people.

[OUT] Plague Picnic

The most “Period” event ever: The Plague Picnic. Join us for the Plague Picnic.  A fun filled day of Plague, Punishment, and Pleasure.

Photos from St Urho’s Tourney

Several photographers report that they have created albums of photos from the St Urho's Tourney event which took place recently in the Kingdom of Atlantia.