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  • Roana
    As the Event Steward and Deputy Event Steward of Maidens for the last two years respectively, I ll chime in here. Maidens hasn t has a feast for a number of
    Message 1 of 26 , Apr 1, 2011
      As the Event Steward and Deputy Event Steward of Maidens for the last two years respectively, I'll chime in here.

      Maidens hasn't has a feast for a number of years, mostly because of the space requirements where we have the event. Nonetheless, when we've brought up the idea of having a feast at an alternative site quite close to the event site, we've been told by numerous people that they don't really want one. They've made it a tradition to attend the event and then go out to eat with friends before attending the ball and/or the variety of parties that take place in the evening.

      Consensus said that while a feast would be nice, it's not likely to draw a large enough crowd to make it worthwhile. I wouldn't be surprised if other events who traditionally don't have a feast haven't run into a similar situation.

      Just something to think about.

      Lady Roana Aldinoch

      --- In Ayreton@yahoogroups.com, Dayle Harding <acelinaofderelei@...> wrote:
      > I have to agree with Marissa....many times it's not the outdoor cooking that is
      > the problem (I've known Twm ap Twm to cook a fabulous feast over an open fire
      > much to my awe and amazement), but rather the availability of the site (some
      > places don't like that) and/or just what the group/site is able to do.  At
      > Border Skirmish, the place is great for a grilling type thing, but not really
      > all that great for even an over the open fire type of cooking event, hence the
      > potluck.  Vanished Wood had at least two at Lord's Park Pavilion in Elgin where
      > it was all done with grills and/or electric roasters.  Other places don't allow
      > outside cooks (such as Maidens).  And other places are just too expensive to
      > keep open for longer periods of time and smaller groups can't afford it.  So, I
      > don't think it's a trend, but more a matter of site and/or group. 
      > Your mileage may vary,
      > Acelina
      > ________________________________
      > From: Verena Entenwirt <verena@...>
      > To: Ayreton@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Thu, March 31, 2011 12:21:39 PM
      > Subject: Re: [Ayreton] Re: Feasting
      > <snip>Those are all summer camping/outdoor events. ............ 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). <end snip>
      > Actually on this one I would personally have to disagree with you. I know
      > Foxhunt had an amazing Feast last year, and correct me if I am wrong, but it was
      > all cooked outside.
      > Also, those who camp with Ayreton at Pennsic get fed pretty well- all of the
      > meals are even document able (but shhhhh don't tell them that)  It is not harder
      > to cook outside, it just takes a different way of thinking and cooking.
      > Lady Verena (who would never organize a feast, but would have no problem feeding
      > a couple dozen fighters at Pennsic)
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