RE: [Authentic_SCA] Re: Years covered by SCA
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From: Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com On Behalf Of Madeleine Delacroix
I get that all the time, I am primarily 1570ish Venice(I know, I have a late period French name, don't ask) in the winter and 1500 Venice in the summer and I go from there, I keep getting asked why I would want to be that late....why?, because I like the clothes...
When discussing our (then) upcoming Yule Court feast, it was mentioned that
we'd be having ham, and turkey, which is out of period. I commented that
turkey was period for me (1500ish Southern Spain). And I was informed I was
SOOOOOOOO late period. ::sigh:: If I'm late period, I'd hate to think what
my Elizabethan friends are.
~Alexandra Vazquez de Granada
- I've been thinking for awhile about why I object to New World foods at
feasts. It isn't the fact that they aren't period. Its more the fact that
it seems that when things like potatoes, tomatoes, chocolate and turkey were
served, they would have been a novelty. These foods would have been new and
exotic and serving them at a feast would have made a statement. Serving
them as a ordinary part of a feast, with no effort to get people to think
about how 16th century people would have seen these foods has the effect of
pulling us into the modern world, where a dish of mashed potatoes is
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