Food Guild News

Salve! Greetings, Food Friends!

The next meeting of the Food Guild will be on
Saturday, February 29, about 1 pm to 5 pm
at the house of the Baron and Baroness.

We will be having fun with Roman cooking! On the agenda to make will be Mulsum, Boiled Eggs with Pine Nut Sauce, Libum, and Dulcia Domestica.
There will be substitutions due to nut
allergies. Please contact me at Elss.of.Augsburg @ gmail.com 
if you have questions about ingredients.

There is limited information on roman cooking, so you will need to start researching by looking at De Re Coquinaria by
Apicius. Of course, it was written in Latin originally, but there are original text and translated text all over the place. For those who don’t have a copy, here is a translation in English : http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/Apicius/home.html

There are many translations of Apicius, but not a lot of adaptions of the recipes themselves. Here’s one that has redacted a few of the recipes:
https://www.cs.cmu.edu/~mjw/recipes/ethnic/historical/ant-rom-coll.html?fbclid=IwAR2d019Nonfkrn67xFlCEEdu4R18hebjAiOcbqtPkES7J2zKSibakVJpUdo
Sorry about the size of this thing, but the blog doesn’t forward links to the email list, so I have to put the whole site name in.

By the way, I peruse medieval cookbooks from all over the world online from here: http://medievalcookery.com/etexts.html.

Please contact me at Elss.of.Augsburg @ gmail.com or as Elss Augsburg on Facebook if you need the Baron/ess’s address or want to bring a contribution to the day. 

Woodworking February 16th

The woodworking guild will have a shop day on Sunday, February 16th from 10am to 2pm at Ishiyama’s house. Our spring project this year is improving everybody’s Pennsic through the glory of seating. We will be researching and recreating period seating furniture that is appropriate for our personas.

Calling all Cooks, Event Stewards, and Activity Coordinators!

Do you know that the Debatable Lands has a larder? Do you know what is in the larder? Now’s your chance to provide your thoughts on the top needs for the coming year!

Please take the short survey by clicking on the link below (the survey includes a link to the current larder inventory so you can see what we already have):

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdLu1-SlGKC8ph6mzbLcAlMRIYCoKnrTHVeOcuS621d9GhUJA/viewform?usp=sf_link

The survey will be open through Friday, February 21st. Based on your responses we’ll work to address the top needs in the coming year.

Thank you for your ideas to make your larder the best in the Known World!

In Service,

Baron Alaric
Steward

Woodworking January 19th

The next Woodworking Guild shop day will be on Sunday, January 19th, from 10am to 2pm. This is the day after Baronial 12th Night. The shop day will be held at Ishiyama’s home (1105 Shady Avenue, 15232).

The current plan is to spend multiple shop days this spring working on projects that take longer than 4 hours. You can work on whatever you want, but the main purpose is for us to work together making things to sit upon. Chairs! Stools! Benches! Sturdy boxes! We’ll all help out with research, planning, shopping for wood, and technically tricky bits. For this first workshop, you don’t need to bring anything other than your dreams of a persona-appropriate period-looking thing.

The hope is that we can all get something done by Pennsic, and then we can all sit at the Barony meeting on something other than a folding chair, looking awesome.

Woodworking Planning Meeting TONIGHT

The last Woodworking Guild planning meeting of 2019 is scheduled for TONIGHT, December 19th at 7pm in the Boulevard of the Allies Panera location. These meetings haven’t been as well attended as the workshop days, so they may be discontinued next year. Please attend and help us make plans for workshops and activities for the first part of 2020.

Scribal East – This Thursday

Hi everyone!

Scribal East will be happening on a modified schedule for the rest of the year, in order to avoid conflicting with Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Our next meeting will be:

Thursday Dec. 19  (This Thursday!!)

Meetings take place at 7:00 p.m. the home of THL Ceindrech and Lady Libby in Monroeville. please see the Dark Pages for address. Hope to see folks there!!

-THL Rachel



Woodworking Planning Meeting This Thursday

The last Woodworking Guild planning meeting of 2019 is scheduled for Thursday, December 19th at 7pm in the Boulevard of the Allies Panera location. These meetings haven’t been as popular as the workshop days, so they may be discontinued next year. Please attend and help us make plans for workshops and activities for the first part of 2020.

Woodworking Shop Day, this Sunday (12/08)

Get some work done on those nearly-last-minute projects for the holidays, make some holiday decorations for your home, or help make some items for largess at this month’s Woodworking guild Workshop day at Ishiyama’s shop (1105 Shady Avenue, Pgh. 32) from 10am to ~2pm. This is the last workshop day for the year, and the weather is supposed to be warm-ish so take advantage.

The next planning meeting is scheduled for Thursday, December 19th at 7pm in the Boulevard of the Allies Panera location. these meetings haven’t been as popular as the workshop days, so they may be discontinued next year.

COOKIE BAKING Updates!

COOKIE BAKING with the Food Guild!

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DATE: Sunday, December 8, 2019—–
TIME: Noon-ish or 1-ish to start, 5 pm-ish or 6 pm-ish to end—–
Place: Brandie Lee’s House in Wexford 


NOTE:  due to a severe allergy, there can be NO nuts or nut products prepped or baked at the house – no peanuts, almonds or almond flour, walnuts, or anything. —–

Coconut flour, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds (pepitas), and soy products are safe. It’s fine if people bring already baked cookies containing nuts as long as they are kept separate. —–

The Food Guild will be bringing 10 pounds of flour, 8 pounds of sugar and 2 pounds of butter for everybody to use. Also there will be parchment paper, tin foil, and ziplock bags for taking stuff home.—–

I will be bringing my extensive collection of cookie cutters, my cookie extruder, food colors, cookie sheets, my stand mixer which can handle some pretty heavy gingerbread dough, and any other odds and ends I can find.—–

Kids are welcome and so are other random family and friends; there are three kitties living there, so medicate as appropriate. —–

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To get the address, check the Dark Pages at http://debatablelands.org/resources/darkpages.php or email me at elss.of.augsburg@gmail.com, or if you are on Facebook, send a PM to Brandie Lee or Elss Augsburg.—–You can also text me at 724.759.3333. —– To see the Food Guild on FB, go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/1127336207449384/ —–

See you there!—–

Elss Augsburg

The dashes and other weird line breaks and stuff are an attempt to make the message more readable when it hits the email list.