We are trying something pretty crazy for Trimaris Winter ArtSci this year- instead of a traditional breakfast, lunch, and dinner we are doing a twelve hour dayboard with a different cook every hour! Each cook is responsible for a course of three dishes taken directly from a pre-1650 manuscript. Most cooks have submitted their recipes already to me and I am making a recipe book, which will be sold as a fundraiser for the kingdom war fund. So far so good!
The menu is shaping up very nicely:
10am: Mairi Ceilidh, OL- Rolls of Milk & Sugar, fruit, cheese (Libro Novo of Messibugo, Venice 1557)
11am: Lady Philomena Wensley- Custard tart with dried fruit, Brie tart, and Salmon tart with dried fruit (Harleian Manuscripts, England 1429)
12pm: Andrew McAlister- Tagliarini and Cheese dish (Libro de Arte Coquinaria, Italian 1465)
1pm: Michael Raney- Fried spiced pork, Eggplant with yogurt, Rice, Sweet orange dessert drink (Ksemakutuhalam, North India 1605)
2pm: Baroness Arianna Rosa Cristina Veneziano, OP- Rosewater & saffron fritters, Elderflower fritters, Royal Dough tart (Scappi, Italy 1570)
3pm: Rangvaldr Andhrimnisson- Mortadelle sausages, Sauteed cabbage (Ouverture de Cuisine, France 1604)
4pm- 5pm: The hall is closed for decorating
6pm: Dianna Wyndalan of Kidwelly, Baroness of An Crosaire, OL- “Douce Ame” chicken cooked in milk with fresh herbs, saffron rice (Forme of Curey, English 1580)
7pm: Signy Ottarsdottir OL- Roasted Pork, Wholegrain bread, Rapes in potage, Pears in Composte (Noble Book of Cookery and Forme of Cury, England 1390)
8pm: Sibeal inghean Mhurchadha- Lentils, meat and chickpea/rice, meatballs and noodles, Apricot sharbat (Scents and Flavors the Banqueter Favors, Syria 13th century)
9pm- 10pm: Madhavi of Jaisamer, OL- Rice pudding, tarts, Syrian crepes with nuts, semolina pudding with musk sugar, candied peels, ragged comfits, syrups of various flavors, hypocras (Various times and places)
This is truly a showcase of this kingdom’s best authenticity-focused cooks. I am honored to present such a menu to the populace.