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6107Re: [Ayreton] Re: Feasting

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  • Jill Elaine Hughes
    Mar 31, 2011
      ----Upcoming events without feasts: Border Skirmish, Chaos Caravan, This Land Is Our Land
      Those are all summer camping/outdoor events.  Very few summer camping/outdoor events anywhere in the SCA feature feasts.  That's because most of those sites just don't have suitable cooking facilities. (And have you ever tried cooking outside?  Not easy, especially on a large scale). It was that way 25 years ago, too.  I don't recall a RUM ever that had a feast (I'm sure there were some, but it's not that type of event).  So if you want to call it a trend, it's been going on for 25+ years that way.  I don't expect every event to have a feast any more than I expect every event to feature camping.

      My two farthings.


      From: MargrettNorwoode <mistressmargrett@...>
      To: Ayreton@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thu, March 31, 2011 12:06:07 PM
      Subject: [Ayreton] Re: Feasting


      A few more items--
      Recent events without feasts: Fall RUM, Festival of Maidens

      Upcoming events without feasts: Border Skirmish, Chaos Caravan, This Land Is Our Land

      However, I very much hope I'm wrong and you're right. This is a trend that I hope does not develop. I like potlucks a lot--I just prefer feasts when I am at an event.

      My one request for those doing potluck or grill-type feasts is that you offer some way for those who don't cook to bring things. I know people who will avoid potlucks altogether because they don't cook.


      --- In Ayreton@yahoogroups.com, Christian Fournier <cf@...> wrote:
      > I'm not convinced that there's particularly a trend, here-- if we look at recent local events (12th Night, All Soul's), we mostly see "traditional feasts." The same is true of every upcoming nearby event that I could find (RUM, Rites of Spring, Coronation/3 Saints, Awakenings).
      > So, yes: locally we have two events coming up in the next year, both of which will be experimenting to some degree with feast formats, either out of necessity or will-- but I think that's hardly reason to decry the death of traditional feasts...
      > XF
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      > > On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 7:41 AM, Margrett Norwoode <mistressmargrett@...> wrote:
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      > > I've been listening to recent plans for Carnivale and Twelfth Night . . . What I would very much like to know is why the recent trend at local events to NOT have a traditional feast. For some of us, having a feast is what makes an event special and often strongly influences our decision to attend. As a lover and cook of historical foods, I love the opportunity to try new dishes. I especially love that I can do that in a room full of all my friends, with entertainment, fanfare and ceremony. Feast is an experience, not a meal. Why is the trend for that experience to be removed from events? Without that, we might as well run out to a restaurant.
      > >
      > > Margrett

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