Calontir Cooks’ Guild Can Help

We, the members of the Calontir Cooks Guild, would be honored to assist any group or person in their efforts to produce period offerings for their Tavern or Feast. You can contact us either on the Calontir list (or Facebook page), the Calontir Cooks list (or Facebook page), or feel free to contact me personally (Maestra Suzanne de la Ferté, current head of the Calontir Cooks Guild).

Do you need information on period food? Perhaps you’d like to know how to create a feast that is both period and will appeal to the modern palate? Questions about adding ambiance to your feast? Contact us, we’ll be glad to share our knowledge with you.

Are you a beginning feast steward and need a mentor? Contact us, we’ll find an experienced cook who can partner with you.

Would you like to see how we run feasts here in the SCA? Contact us, and we’ll find some feast kitchens in which you can play.

We’re just a message away and look forward to working with you!

P.S.  Check out our guild website … we’re always adding new information to it.

Cooks Needed To Sponsor A Food Table at Lilies 28 Taste of Calontir

Saturday, June 14th

7pmPermanent Shelter

Entertainment by the Falcon Wring Dancers NEW !!!!!          


Cooks Participating will receive:

·         Printing FREE for your food booklets or recipes

·         A Thank you gift for participating

·         Posted on the Cooks Guild Website a Group Selfie



·         We will be collecting monetary donations (on site) and will divide the funds amongst those sponsoring a table to help defray your cost.

·         Simonne will pay for 20 food booklets or recipe cards.  You are encouraged to demonstrate your historical knowledge to educate the populace on your cultural food.   See additional information on Printing below



Please offer your talents & tasty bites and sponsor a table.  Help the Cooks Guild to continue to build its excellent reputation of historical cultural food education.

·         You will have a set amount of space for your food display. (More on this later).

·         Create Cultural Ambiance:  You are encouraged to dress up your table space with time-period specific ambiance … table coverings, dishes, it all gives our guests a better idea of “how it was”.

·         Bring your own Prep table.  You can set the prep table around the outside of the Shelter perimeter. Get a few friends to help be part of your team.

·         Bring a period looking lantern to light up your table space, as it gets dark outside.


How to Sign up

·         Please fill out the enclosed form and email it to Simonne (

·         Tables planned thus far are: 

Japanese = Mistress Gwen a’Brooke

Middle eastern = Lady Lily de Vale

FREE  Printing Information:

This is your opportunity to demonstrate your cookery knowledge.  Suggestions: have the recipes in the original language from the manuscript and the English translation; add references, interesting facts about your culture etc.…. 

Food Booklets Design:

·         Max space:  type on both sides of a 8 X 11 (regular size) printing paper

·         Send as a PC or MAC WORD doc.   Or  MAC Pages doc.

·         Color will be parchment

·         You can design it how you like (folded it in half, tri-fold etc.…)

Recipe cards:

·         You get the same amount of space.

·         Number of recipe cards per page will depend on your design. Make sure the font is large enough for people to read.

Deadline to get copy to Simone is FRIDAY, JUNE 6th Midnight. ((No exceptions)))—-Don’t wait till the last minute. Start planning now and get your copy in ASAP


Cultural Food Table Form—- (Email to Simonne)

SCA Name and title: __________________________________________________________

Mundane Name: ____________________________________________________________

Address:_______________________________________________________________________Phone(s)_______________________________________________________________________Email ___________________________________________________________________________

Other contact information ___________________________________________________

Food Table Information

The culture I will be representing is ___________________________________________

I would like to have printed  ________  20 food booklets or ____________  ?

Recipe cards(Choose one of the above).

Comments or Questions (please add any questions or comments you have now. You can always contact me later  when questions arise).     Thank you for sharing your talents and cookery knowledge,


HL Simonne Marguerite de La Rochelle  (Cyndy Mehrer)

Lilies 28 TOC Organizer


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Introducing the Modern Public to Renaissance Food

On Valentines’ Day, in Brookings, SD, Maestra Suzanne de la Ferté and Lord Angus de Botha (Suzanne and Angus Booth) of Calontir’s Barony of the Lonely Tower will be giving the residents of this town a taste of Bartolomeo Scappi’s world.
In conjunction with the Wooden Legs Brewing Company (a local brew pub with ties to the SCA community), Suzanne and Angus will be preparing a 4-course dinner with beer pairings for 40 lucky guests.

1st Course (Beer Pairing – Blonde)

Garlic Cheese Tarts
Cucumber Salad
Basalmic SpicedShrimp

2nd Course (Beer Pairing – Farmhouse)

Spiced Chicken Breast with Lemons Above
Pasta Romaneschi
Carrots in Vinaigrette

3rd Course (Beer Pairing – Steam)

Coppiette (Italian-style bacon-wrapped beef kabobs)
Baked Risotto
Roman Broccoli

4th Course (Beer Pairing – Chocolate Stout)

Rose Apple Cheesecake Tarts
Sliced Cheese & Pears
Walnuts in Red Wine Syrup

Calontir Cooks’ Guild News

Calontir Cooks’ Guild News

Do you love to cook?  Are you interested in history?  Perhaps you don’t cook, but consider yourself a “foodie”?
Come and play in the kitchens of the Calontir Cooks’ Guild!
The Cooks Guild has a new website, “The Rolling Scone”, which can be found at:
We also have a Yahoo Groups email list:
For more information, contact Maestra Suzanne de la Ferté (