Cooking

Preparation, storage, and presentation of food.

[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.

[LOC] New Year's Feast and Baroness' Champion Tourney

The Politarchopolan Baronial Guard, resurrecting an ancient tradition, presents a feast to celebrate the arrival of Anno Societatis XLV, being 45 years since the First Tournament.

The history of coffee

Do you take that morning cup of coffee for granted? Do you think coffee has always been there? Not so! According to the website of the Roast & Post Coffee Company, coffee was "not discovered until around 600 CE in the Middle East and only came into Europe in the 16th Century."

[MID] Oaken Regional Cooking and Bardic Symposium

Join the Marche of Three Towers for: Oaken Regional Cooking and Bardic Symposium April 10, 2010

[ANT] Honor War

Stories tell of heated words this past fall in the Court of King Cedric, at Baron’s Ball. Witnesses speak of Baroness Araviere of Wealdsmere accusing Baroness Stjarna of Wastekeep of stealing away her Courtiers.

Flowers on the menu

Amy Barclay de Tolly and Peggy Trowbridge of the Home Cooking Guide website offer information on edible flowers including which of the plants are safe to eat.

[OUT] Something Yummier

Have you ever wondered what goes on in the kitchen at events?  Ever wanted
to try your hand at “authentic” food?  This is the place to start.  Some of
our most notable cooks have agreed to come and share their knowledge.  Come
prepared to enjoy a day of learning, and food.

Oysters treat of Elizabethan theater-goers

Archaeologists studying the sites of Elizabethan playhouses in London have discovered that theatre-goers were treated to an "exotic array of foods while enjoying the latest plays of the day."

Molinillo discovery proves use of chocolate in 16th century St. Augustine

The discovery of a molinillo, a stick used to mix chocolate, in a well in St. Augustine, Florida leads experts to believe that chocolate was enjoyed in the 1500s in the city.

[WES] Fantastic Fairytale Fete

The Shire of Pavlok Gorod (Kodiak, Alaska) is pleased to announce the seventh annual Fantastic Fairytale Fete!

Stonehenge site of midwinter feast

A recent study of pig and cattle bones found near Stonehenge has led researchers to believe that it was the site of huge winter solstice feasts. Experts believe animals were herded to the site and then slaughtered to feed celebrants.

Pomegranate part of healthy Roman diet in England

Romans may have brought more than forts and paved roads to England during their occupation. They may have brought a healthy diet. (photo)

Tarnmist Yule photos online

Zinaida the Horsegal reports that she has created an album of photos from Tarnmist Yule, which took place recently in the Kingdom of the West. The album is available to view on Flickr.

[OUT] Winter Wolf

The College of Blaiddwyn invites you to come out and make merry in the crisp winter mountain air in al-barran. Test your strength among the competitors for the title of Defender of The Pack and Champion of Blaiddwyn.

Yuletide feasting in Geneva-on-the-Lake

"Good friends, with praise and thanksgiving to the God who sent his son, we wish for each of you a blessed Christmas!" says the Queen and the feasting commences at the Elizabethan Yuletide Feaste in Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio. Sarah Crump of the Plain Dealer was on hand for the festivities. (photos)

SCA Recipes discussion list created

Like to cook? have a recipe to share? A new Yahoo Group has been formed to share recipes loved by SCA members, especially those that can be cooked onsite.

[LOC] Surveying Expedition 2010

Last year we celebrated the long weekend in January by roasting a sheep, learning how to prepare chickens for the pot, camping, fighting, feasting in the open, enjoying meals cooked over an open fire, shooting with our bows and taking the children on pony rides!

[DRA] Medieval foodstuffs shopping

On Saturday, January 23, 2010, Meisterinne Stella Seraphine, sometime of Leuchtenberg, shall be teaching a hands-on class on shopping for medieval foodstuffs in the modern world.

Archaeologist offers "tastes of the past"

Archaeologist Jacqui Wood is not afraid go back to the basics with her cooking. The author of Tasting the Past: Recipes from the Stone Age to the Present, Wood cooks in the style of the Romans and the Celts.

[WES] Silver Desert Yule

Come join the Silver Desert for our Yule feast. This year the feast will be potluck. Please bring a dish to share. (Bread will be provided and desserts are a separate competition.)

Feasting in Oertha

Most members of the press who visit SCA events stop at the fighting. Recently Sam Friedman of the Kodiak (Alaska) Daily Mirror went further and investigated the cooks.

[WES] Rivenoak Yule Feast

The Barony of Rivenoak invites you to join us at Rivenoak Keep for our annual Yule Feast. Please join us in celebrating Yule with a late period Italian Masque.

[OUT] Candlemas

The Barony of Dragonsspine presents Candlemas January 30, 2010 10 am- 8 pm

[MID] Winter Revel

The Barony of Brendoken invites you to attend the Winter Revel on Dec 6, 2009 from 4:30 - 6:30 PM at the Mishler Weaving Mill in Smithville, Ohio. (Please note the start time change!)

A feast for the orgy

In an article for Remembrance of Meals Past, Corky White remembers the time she was asked to prepare a Roman feast for a Harvard professor.

[WES] Golden Rivers Anniversary Banquet

Golden Rivers Anniversary Banquet is fast approaching. Do you have your ticket yet?

[WES] Vinhold All Hallows 30th Anniversary Feast

His most generous, temperate, and exalted Baron of Vinhold, Gavin, invites you to a culinary and bardic adventure in celebration fo the Barony of Vinhold's 30th Anniversary on November 14th, 2009.

Duke Frederick's portable firepit

Duke Frederick of Holland of the West Kingdom shares his portable firepit design, which has been "approved for use at any site which permits the use of hibachis by the West Kingdom Fire Marshall." The online tutorial includes instructions with diagrams.

[WES] Barony of Selviergard's Yule

The Barony of Selviergard invites you celebrate the joyous season of Yule in the Baron's favorite hunting lodge! Bring your devices and banners to display them proudly. There will be plenty of contests and activities, including the 7th annual Rock, Paper, Scissors contest to decide the Lord and Lady of Misrule! The prize is a haute couture hat designed by Heleyne and the winners gets sit at High Table for Feast!