Entry rules for Cook's Competition to be held at the Southern Regional
Fighter Practice June 27th in Oglethorpe, GA. For event information
The categories are preserved foods, beverages (includes brewed and
vinted drinks), breads, sweets, vegetable, meats, soups & stews, and
miscellaneous (anything we forgot :)
We'll have prizes in all categories along with an overall prize a
handforged carving set made by Taberah Boneshard aka the smith in
tights mka Trent Tye.
10 servings required = Please use good sense or recommended serving
portions i.e.. 1 loaf of bread can easily be sliced into 10 slices, 10
scoops of Italian ice, 10 tarts, for soups and stews it works out to
about 10 cups - not huge gigantic cups, but 10 measured cups.....the
common sense rule works. Extra portions are certainly welcome!
The judging is by 3 different judges from 3 different areas and is
Documentation -- A copy of the book where you found it, a copy of the
front publishing page of the book, secondary sources are acceptable.
Don't forget to document, if possible, your ingredients and not just
Preparation -- How was it prepared. i.e. In the original recipe were
you supposed to roast it on a spit over a fire and when you cooked it
you put it on a rotisserie on your gas grill or baked it for 2 hours
at 350 in your oven.
Appearance -- Let's face it some period foods are just not that pretty
to look at, but others are, and even if it's not such as sheep's
brains or other "shudder" things. If it's not sitting in a pile of
grease (unless it's supposed to) not burned and to a cinder (unless
that's what the recipe calls for) it's easy.
Presentation -- Is it wrapped in aluminum foil or inside a plastic
baggie or is it garnished nicely and on a nice tray..... You know the
Taste -- The most subjective of the judging criteria, but we're really
making an effort to make sure it's as fair as possible.
The entries can be cooked on site or precooked off site. With a
pre-reservation for the event we have camp sites with water 110 and
220 hookups if you ask for one before they are all reserved -- there
are 45 such camping sites available first come first serve. Fires are
allowed on site. There are grills available in the campsites -- though
if you are planning on using one you may want to bring your own as the
grills on site, at least in my opinion, are absolutely useless for
most anything other than warming up a hot dog. Coleman stoves and
other such things are certainly welcome. We will also be setting
aside a central (real building not a tent) screened pavilion with a
fireplace, overhead fans, large prep tables, and electric outlets for
the cooks entering the competition to use if they desire.
We have some limited cooking facilities available on site, but these
will not be open to the cooks in the competition... It would take some
of the fun out of it.
OYEZ! OYEZ! COME ONE AND ALL!!! Tempting Treats! Lots of Fighting! Fun
Rebekah Oliver mka Rebecca Hull
Autocrat Southern Regional Fighter Practice and Cook's Competition