Re: [Authentic_SCA] Prithee, what be in THY picnic basket?
- Thank you for all the ideas and suggestions on how to
carry food to a picnic or camp. I found that raw veges
and nuts travel well wrapped in a napkin...but I bet
sewing napkin material into bags would work even
better, since I am less likely to pick up the wrong
end of the bundle and spew carrots all over the
campsite. I like the idea of tying another bowl or
plate over a wooden bowl for softer foods. Oh, and I
attended a class in how to make leather bottles, and
learned that I want to buy my leather bottles and
tankards - I don't like hot wax. But that is another
option for appropriate foods, and I shall be on the
lookout for wooden containers with lids.
As for meat...well, cooked meat could be carried in
the lidded wooden container. Pastry is a good idea,
but off my list until I find out how to make pie crust
without grain. Depending on where I am and why, meat
might be hunted or transported live, and butchered on
the spot - but that particular mode doesn't fly well
in the modern middle ages.
Dry meat, or some kinds of sausages, would travel
If I were lucky enough, though, to have a glazed
earthenware container or two, I could use it to
transport raw meat; and I most likely would have a
cauldron, which could be washed clean after holding
raw meat. And sometimes there is the option of buying
it on site.
So I guess I have a few ways to go, and I think my
project for this summer may be concentrating on
transporting and storing my medieval foods medievally.
Andrea of Anglespur
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