Cooking

Preparation, storage, and presentation of food.

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!

[OUT] Fontaine Toy Box

Unto the Mighty Outlands, does the Barony of Fontaine dans Sable send seasons greetings, and a hearty good cheer for the upcoming winter season. As the autumn leaves change color, and fall from the tree's it behooves us to turn our thoughts to those who need our help. Their Excellencies, Angus and Elizabeth, Baron and Baroness of Fontaine dans Sable have chosen this charity as our focus of concern, the San Juan Regional Hospital, Pediatric ward.

[OUT] Danse Macabre

Join us on Saturday, October 17, 2009 for a night of dancing, a subtlety contest, spookiness and general revelry. Anyone who has come to this event before can tell you what a great time there is to be had. Halloween costumes are welcome.

Slay the Hydra photos

Gleann Abhann Historian Baroness Barbara Sterling reports that she has posted an album of photos from the Slay the Hydra event which took place September 26, 2009 in Vogelburg.

Tudor life at Hampton Court Palace

Dame Alys Katharine of the Midrealm reports that the Hampton Court Palace website includes a series of short videos celebrating Tudor times, cooking, and the life of King Henry VIII.

17th century recipe books online

Jane Stockton of the Kingdom of Lochac reports that the Wellcome Library has posted its entire collection of 17th century recipe books on its website in PDF format. The manuscripts are searchable by way of the library's catalog.

Haggis invented by the English

English historian Catherine Brown, whose documentary Made in Scotland aired recently on British television, claims that haggis "was originally an English dish."

[WES] Lady Hawkin's Day

Celebrate a day of courtly love, romance and chivalry with unusual tourneys for both heavy (armored) and rapier, games, competitions, and the more genteel arts like hand kissing and dancing. So hang your heart on your sleeve (literally) and come have fun. The Populous will bid on the heavy fighters to represent them in the List. Bidders to have a favor (competition) to give to the combatant they win.

[WES] Silver Desert's Championship and Collegium

Up for a bit more fun the weekend after Ducal? ... then come to Silver Desert's Championship and Collegium (September 12-13, 2009)

[LOC] Feast of Sir Percival

Join Their Excellencies, Christopher and Clare, Baron and Baroness Southron Gaard, in this celebration of chivalric and courtly virtues.

Ventotene shipwrecks excite world of Roman archaeology

The discovery of the wrecks of five 3rd - 5th century Roman shipwrecks off the coast of the Italian island of Ventotene has excited the world of Roman-era research. "It is like an underwater museum," said one expert.

Cooking with the ancients

Looking for ideas for a new appetizers? Try a recipe from the past - way past - with The Philosopher’s Kitchen: Recipes from Ancient Greece and Rome for the Modern Cook by Francine Segan.

Mustard from the Lusty Monk

What does mustard have to do with lust? According to the Lusty Monk website, which sells handcrafted mustard, the condiment was sometimes banned from the diets of medieval monks because it sparked their carnal passions.

Stefan's Florilegium updates for July 2009

THLord Stefan li Rous offers new articles and updates to Stefan's Florilegium for July 2009.

How to cook a porpoise

Richard II's recipe for cooking a porpoise is now available online. The recipe is included in a new digitized version of The Forme of Cury, the 15th century text long used by historians to re-create medieval recipes. (video)

15th century Redbook?

While doing research on medieval romance tales, Canadian professor James Weldon made a fascinating discovery: the first women's magazine. The manuscript, known as Biblioteca Nazionale, produced on paper in 1457, is a fascinating collection of recipes and romances aimed at the female reader. (photo)

William the Marshal: Flower of Chivalry event photos

Aiden and Cathus have each created an album of photos from the William the Marshal: Flower of Chivalry event in the kingdom of Calontir.

[ATE] Big Feast

The Big Feast will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona.

How To Cook For Festival Like Mistress Yseult

Mistress Yseult de Lacy of the Kingdom of Lochac recently experienced the daunting task of cooking for Rowany Festival. She chronicled the experience on the Lochac Kingdom list and has agreed to share it.

Praise God and Pass the Tartar Sauce?

The early Christians of Rome ate a diet including much more fish than their pagan neighbors, according to a new analysis of catacomb burials.

[OUT] Something Yummy: A Cooking Collegium

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.

Something Yummy: A Cooking Collegium
April 18, 2009

Minas Tirith... in all its crunchy goodness

In the category of having too much time on your hands comes this story from the Miss(ed) Manners blog: Dave and his brothers have created a scale model of the Battle of Pelennor Fields from The Lord of the Rings in candy!

[LOC] King Salamander Camping Event

King Salamander Camping Event - Torlyon - May 29th-31st 2009. Help us say goodbye to autumn and prepare for winter.

Spirits reign in 12th century French house

Writer, chef, and cooking school owner Susan Herrmann Loomis suspects that spirits may inhabit one room of her 12th century house in Louviers, a small Norman town north of Paris. Ronert P. Walzer of the New York Times looks at Loomis' renovation of the labyrinthan house into a home and cooking school.

[ANT] Irish Feast

Join the goode folkes of the Shire of River's Bend in celebrating their 24th annual Irish Feast. This year we will be celebrating our Irish families and history with all things Irish. We invite all of the folks of the Kingdom of An Tir to bring their Irish bits, foods and skills to our feast and share. Wear your finest Irish garb and have fun.

Breakfast under siege!

Does your morning repast need a little more excitement? Perhaps you should consider Ivo Vos's Trebuchet Toaster which will launch "the finished product to your plate."

[WES] Emeritus Feast

Mountain's Gate Shire presents Emeritus Feast Saturday February 28, 2009 in Placerville, California.

Chocolate dated to 1000 CE in North America

Chocolate was drunk in North America as early as 1000 C.E., according to an article posted at LiveScience magazine online. The article describes cacoa residue found inside carved cylinder tubes in northern New Mexico.

[ANT] Wyewood Feast

To celebrate our newest Crown, and to Honor a visiting Duke from out of Kingdom, the Shire of Wyewood will be hosting a Feast on Feb 21, 2009. This Feast is to take place from 4pm to 9 pm at the Kennydale Memorial Hall 2454 NE 27th ST Renton Wa. 98056.