Greetings to the Gentles of Known World,
Here is a copy of my Florilegium article for August detailing what is new in the Florilegium this month.
I am always looking for good articles for the Florilegium. If you have researched a little known subject in our period or you practice a little known art or craft, writing an article is an excellent way to introduce others to the work you've done. I'm especially interested in academic papers written for A&S contests because, unfortunately, few have time at such an event to read them. Even the judges. Getting them published in the Florilegium lets your hard word benefit the entire Known World.
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A Blending of the Past and Present
Over the past twenty years in an ongoing effort, I have been collecting bits of useful information from various newsgroups, mail lists and articles submitted to me by their authors. In order to make this information available to others, I have placed this information in a collection of files I call Stefan's Florilegium.
The Florilegium is on the web at: http://www.florilegium.org
I am always interested in new articles. If you have written an article that would be of interest to others in the SCA, please send it to me for possible inclusion in the Florilegium. A&S documentation and class handouts will also often work out well. I am especially interested in A&S papers.
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Here are the new files for this month:
In the CRAFTS section:
Intaglio-Gems-art "Intaglio: Sculpture in Reverse (or: Hey! My
jewelry does impressions!)" by Lady Rekon of Saaremaa.
Beg-Pwtr-Cast-art "Soapstone Pewter Casting" by Baroness Giliana
Attewatyr, OL. (Beginning pewter casting)
In the CULTURES section:
Persia-msg History and culture of period Persia.
In the FOOD section:
egg-whites-msg What to do with extra egg whites.
veg-hrb-juice-msg Obtaining vegetable and herb juice.
In the FOOD-BREADS section:
breadcrumbs-msg Bread crumbs for use in recipes.
In the FOOD-CONDIMENTS section:
garlic-sauces-msg Various period garlic sauces. Recipes.
In the FOOD-VEGETABLES section:
carrots-msg Medieval and period carrots. Colors.
In the NEWCOMERS section:
Thrifty-Anach-art "The Thrifty Anachronist: The Handbook" by
Lady Mathilda Harper. Thrift stores for
inexpensive SCA clothing.
In the PLANTS, HERBS AND SPICES section:
flower-waters-msg Period flower waters. Making them. Recipes.
Here are some of the updated files for this month:
comfits-msg Period candied spices and seeds. Recipes.
fd-France-msg Food of medieval France. References.
ice-chests-msg Using ice chests at SCA events. Disguises.
Italy-msg Italian culture, families. Medieval P.o.I.
p-kitchens-msg Period kitchens and kitchen staff.
rice-msg Period rice. Recipes.
root-veg-msg Medieval and period root vegetables.
sauces-msg Period sauces. Sauce recipes.
snails-msg Eating of snails in period. Recipes.
thickening-msg Use of period food thickening agents.
West-hist-msg Histories of the West Kingdom.
Copyright 2010, Mark S. Harris. Permission to reprint in SCA-related publications is hereby granted if the file descriptions are left unchanged. Removing any of the updated files listed in order to fit the article into limited publication space is allowed. The article introduction may also be edited, provided the web address and contact info are retained.