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The Forty-Ninth Year

West Coast Culinary Symposium -- Kingdom of the West

February 13-15, 2015 (AS XLIX)

Camp Bothin,
Fairfax, CA

From The Page (February, 2015)

Once again, it's time for the West Kingdom to host the amazing West Coast Culinary Symposium, a gathering of people from at LEAST four kingdoms who are coming together to learn, teach and play with period food. If you have an interest in foods as they were prepared and eaten in period, this is the event for you.

Classes? Oh my, yes. Want the fellowship of hanging out with people who understand your passion for pottages and think cooking in legged pots over fires is fun? We have that too. This year's keynote speaker is none other than Professor Ken Albala. Think that February is too early to go camping in Northern California? You're probably right--which is why your fully paid site fee includes a bed in one of our several dorms, and meals on Saturday and Sunday (Friday is the traditional pot luck, which is pretty amazing all on its own). And the event doesn't have to be over when it's over--Mistress Juana Isabella is our minister of tourism, and will have some lovely suggestions for local food places to tour if you have Monday off too!

Primary Registration is through ACCEPS (website address omitted)), which closes January 30th. Please also visit the event site (see below) to register your request for bed space (noisy, quiet, etc) For detailed information on the classes, event activities, and site, please visit You can also check out the chatter on Facebook (just search out the name of the event).

Come play with us!

Site Information: Camp Bothin, (address omitted), Fairfax, CA 94930

Site Opens: Feburary 13th, 4pm.

Site Fee: $75 SCA members, $25 for day tripping. $5 non-member surcharge. Children under 12 are free. Family cap of $200, excluding NMS.

Autocrat: Baron Gwyn Chwith ap Llyr (contact info omitted)

Description of this event (if any), taken from The Page, or from memory of at least one person who attended the event.

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