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The Forty-Sixth Year

West Coast Culinary Symposium

February 10-12, 2012 (AS XLVI)

Camp Bothin Youth Camp,
Fairfax, CA

From The Page (February, 2012):

Please join us for a full immersion weekend of study, eating and discussion of historical folds. This event starts on Friday night with a pot luck opportunity for the guests to show off their culinary talents. Please feel free to bring a dish! Saturday join us for a full day of classes! To teach a class or for information on classes please contact Duchess Juana Isabella de Montoya y Ramirez (email address omitted).

All meals are included as well on Saturday, including a late period Italian credenza breakfast of cured meats, blintzes with fresh cheese and cherry sauce, pies, preserved fruits, bread, biscotti and butter and coffee. Lunch will be an opportunity to try some of the dishes from the classes and peruse the class handouts. Dinner will be another chance to try various teacher contributions, and following dinner we will enjoy a research paper discussion into the evening. Sunday Morning we will continue classes and a Norse style breakfast of smoked and cured fish, skyr (yogurt cheese) with fruit preserves, Danish sweet goat cheese, flat bread and unpearlized barley with stone fruit and cream.

Attire: This is an SCA event, so SCA clothes are requested. However, please keep in mind that most of you will be cooking and please wear clothing you can easily cook in, that can get messy, that keeps the food free of hair and sleeve ends, and in the case of the butchery classes, you don't mind getting blood on. In fact, you might want to wear mundane clothing for the butchery class and change after. Aprons are your friend.

Display: There are plans for a display of reproduction period serving ware in the main dining hall most of the day on Saturday. If you have period serving ware you would like to put in the display, please let the event staff know. If you can attach little notes to the items about where you got it or how you made it that would even be better. Also, if your items are reproductions of specific artifacts or items from period pictures, a color picture of the original piece to show near your reproduction piece would be especially welcome.

Book Room: We also plan on having a book room. We would like to set out a wide variety of books on SCA appropriate culinary history so that all participants have the opportunity to examine these resources and take notes as they see fit. All books should be marked with the owners name. The book room will have a monitor at all times and food and drink will not be allowed in the book room.

Site Fees: Adult: Members $60 ($65 non-members) for a weekend's lodging in dorm style rooms. Bring your own bedding, bunk beds provided. $30 Saturday only (food included); $20 Sunday only (breakfast included). You can preregister at (website address omitted). Many classes are free, but some do have a small lab fee to cover materials (please see class list for specifics on which classes have additional fees)

Site Information: Camp Bothin Youth Camp (address omitted) Fairfax, CA. Site opens at 4pm on Friday and closes at 1pm on Sunday. Preregistration is very important for this event so coordinators know how much food to prepare, and instructors can provide students who wish to take their classes with materials and class informational handouts.

Animals: Certified service animals are the only live animals we may bring on site. Please leave your pets at home. For more detailed information and class schedules, please visit the website at: (email address omitted).

Autocrat: Ysabella Dolfin di Bellatrix (contact info omitted).

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