Dragons' Laire also has an herbal guild which is focused a bit more
towards the medicinal/gardening but they are sharing space with the
Culinary guild in a pea patch garden.
I think a market place option is a very good idea. We have two booklets
in print, and a third in process. Madrone has a shelf full of
publications and I sometimes see booklets of feast recipes or other
collections offered in other branches. A system to provide a sales
outlet for these outside the home branch would be a service, raising
both awareness of local groups and funds for said groups. We are
fortunate in that we have Junefaire to hock our cookbooks to a large
audience but many branches do not have events of that scope. This was
something I was going to propose for the Culinary Symposium, BTW.
> I know Aquaterra and Dragon's Lair does, but I'm honestly not sure on
> any other groups. I knwo there are also some herbal guilds out there
> which may be either culinary or medicinal in nature.
> This also brings up another great topic that had been mentioned as
> well- how can a Kingdom Guild serve and benefit the local culinary
> guilds? I think this needs to be considered and worked into the guild
> structure as the Kingdom Guild shouldn't be seen as an overlord, more
> as providing a wider platform for visibility. So let's discuss how
> the local guilds may be best served by a kingdom guild. My ideas run
> along the lines of providing space and opportunity at Kingdom level
> events (or any event where there's interest) for any and all local
> guilds to have demos, displays, classes, or pamphlets for sale as a
> way to increase visibility for both the culinary arts and general and
> the local guilds that most of the populace would be most active with
> This will also help cross-polinate all of the local guilds and help
> make all of the wonderful research and work in this feild more
> visible and available to a broader audience. :)
> What are all your ideas? I know Rykeza has some great ideas and plans
> on this subject too!
> In joyous service, Raffaella