What a long, stange trip it's been...
- Hello to the Gode Cookery & Apicius groups.
My apologies for the delay in updating the PDF site, but as the subject
of this letter says, it has been a rather long and strange adventure
with my computer this past month!
The Alabama Renaissance feast went very well; the food was very well
received and the three of us were ushered into the feast hall with
applause from the diners to be given gifts from the "queen." All the
courses turned out quite nice (except the final dessert, which had to be
scrapped for several logistic reasons) and we did both a cockentrice and
a coqz heaumez. All in all, the dinner went very well and there was
plenty of food for everyone. Details on the feast and the menu can still
be found on the website:
The drive to Alabama, though, and the amount of work we had to do once
we got there was a nightmare (!) and we were quite exhausted by the time
it was over <whew>. But, all that mattered to us was whether or not the
feasters had a good time and the food was liked. That seems to be the
case! On the way home, we took the luxury of staying at a motel in Cave
City, Kentucky, called Wigwam Village #2. All the cabins were shaped
like teepees and were arranged in a half circle by the road. See it
It was a lot of fun to sleep in a wigwam! And it made the whole trip end
in a very fun manner.
BUT - after finally returning home after the feast, I discovered that my
new HP Pavilion would not turn on - no power whatsoever. After several
weeks of shuffling it back and forth between repair shops, I was told
that it was completely dead - the mother board and the CPU were shot.
However, RDCSoft saved my hard drive! <yay> I now have it hooked up to
an old Toshiba and am finally able to start accessing email, the
internet, all my gode cookery files, etc., again.
So, after a more than a month delay, the PDF site has been updated with
all the PDF files from Oct. 15 up through Nov. 15. They are:
Eating & Drinking in the Bayeux Tapestry (3 parts)
Mixing It Up in the Medieval Kitchen (Terence Scully, 3 parts)
Tempering Medieval Food (Terence Scully)
The website's URL is:
As usual, please remember: don't try to view these files from your
browser. Instead, do a right click with your mouse over the link, then
download them to your hard drive. Open them up from your hard drive with
Adobe. Because they've been made at a large dpi for quality printing,
some browsers can't open them properly.
Barring any more dramas with my computer, the file for Dec. 1st should
be on time.