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The Eighth Year

Feast of Three Tastes
March 10, 1974

From The Page (February, 1974):


For the benefit of the Page, the Feast of Three Tastes will be held on Sunday, March 10, 1974, beginning at 4:30 pm, at the First Unitarian Church of Berkeley. The cost of the dinner will be $5.00 per person. All reservations must be made by March 1, 1974. No tickets will be sold at the door, and the number of tickets will be limited to 100.

Persons wishing to cook or serve should contact Adrienne, Lady Toledo at (phone). Serving persons will be assessed $1.50 to defay the cost of some of their food. Volunteer your body early, as the number of serving persons will also be limited.

Code: (J) Japanese; (C) Chinese; (P) Persian

Appetisers   Soup   Fish
Normaki (Sushi) (J)Suimono (J)Kaki to Tofu Nabe (J)
Chinese Cabbage Pickle (J)Happy Family (C)
Fried Wonton (C)Fish Stuffed with Dates (P)
Kuo Teh (Crisp Dumplings) (C)
Brine Cheese (P)
Asparagus Salad (J)Mooshi Pork withTori Sukiyaki (J)
Bamboo Shoots and Mushrooms (C)  Mandarain Pancakes (C)Sweet and Sour Duck (C)
Beet Salad (P)Persian Lamb (P)Tangine with Prunces (Chicken Stew) (P)
Tempura Bananas (J)Green Tea (J)
Almond Cookies (C)Oolong Tea (C)
Sholezard (Rice Pudding) (P)White Wines and Ciders

In the way of entertainment, we hope to offer belly dancing, a martial arts demonstration, and Chinese poetry games. Make checks payable to ...

From the History (by Wilhelm):

Held in the First Unitarian Church, Kensington, California. Lady Adrienne of Toledo hosted this benefit for The Page. King Andrew attended.

“His Majesty spent a goodly part of the evening sitting on various ladies' laps among other good natured flirting (this has bearing on events in a few more months). As Henrik noted - Sir Earl of Morris (recently returned from Japan) and his lady's tandem performance of Iaido kata was a high point.” – Kevin Peregrynne

Description of this event, © Copyright 1980 by William R. Keyes (Wilhelm von Schlüssel)
This is from The History of the West Kingdom, Volume 1 (the only volume produced). When reading this text, please keep in mind the following disclaimer:

Disclaimer: This history may have errors in it, as much of the detail is “remembered” history, or as one of the cover pages of the original type-written manuscript states “The material within is derived from the information printed in The Crown Prints and in The Page, and from the memories of the participants.” The original document was typed on onion-skin paper, with hand-written notes (often in the margins). All attempts have been made to reconcile the notes with the original document.

Annotations, when they are added, are from The Annotated History of the West, Volume 1, which is the same text as Master Wilhelm's mentioned above, with commentary from members of the SCA who were active at the time of the event, and are added to help clarify questions and expand on what happened and why. This volume is copyright © Ken Mayer (Hirsch von Henford).

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