January Redaction Challenge The new year brought a new redaction challenge, with far less guidance from previous versions: the basic medieval meat pie. Starting with a general background (download the challenge here), participants created their own versions. As a result, we had dishes with goat, beef, chicken, and venison grace the sampling table. We offered … Continue reading Basic Meat Pie
December Redaction Challenge We combined December’s Myrkfaelinn holiday potluck with a redaction challenge. Our task: choose a recipe from An Anonymous Tuscan Cookery Book, redact it, and share the results. Here are recipes for some of the dishes brought to the December Challenge, in their own words. Tuscan ‘Compost’ (recipes 62 and 63) Simon St. … Continue reading An Anonymous Tuscan Cookery Book
November Redaction Challenge In November, we mixed up two staple spice mixes: a powder fine (sweet) and a powder forte (strong). Grab the original recipes from Meadbh’s google drive. In their own words: Simon St. Laurent: I based my Powder fine on the top recipe on the page, from Le Menagier de Paris, using the … Continue reading Powders Forte and Fine
Hrólfr á Fjárfelli was inducted into the order of the Fleur d’Æthelmearc for his work in Viking-Age textiles and fiber arts. Elska á Fjárfelli was given a writ to consider elevation fo the Order of the Laurel for her research and writing about brewing, soap, and mead.
October Redaction Challenge (Youth) Original Recipe: Rys (15th century), found in Seven Hundred Years of English Cooking: Take a porcyoun of Rys & pyke hem clene, & seethe hem welle & late hem kele; then take gode Mylke of Almaundys & do ther-to, & seethe & stere hem wyle; & do ther-to sugne an hony, & … Continue reading Rys
October Redaction Challenge Tart de Bry, a 14th century English cheese quiche or pie The original recipe From Hieatt & Butlers’ 14th century Curye on Inglish: 174. Tart de Bry. Take a crust ynche depe in a trap. Take yolkes of ayren rawe & chese ruayn & medle it & þe yolkes togyder. Do þerto powdour … Continue reading 14th Century Tart de Bry
Hrólfr á Fjárfelli was chosen as Kingdom Arts & Sciences co-champion for his weaving and stand-up Viking-Age loom. Cornelia of Harford became Youth Champion for her inkle-woven shoulder strap and rabbit-skin pouch. Robert of Ferness was made a Companion of the Sycamore for shoe making. Maedbh ni Clerigh was inducted into the Order of the Keystone for her service in a … Continue reading Kingdom A&S Champions and Other Recognition
Gytha Oggsdottir was inducted into the Order of the Cornelian for her outreach and welcoming hospitality for newcomers and her kindness to new and old members of the Society. Matteo Pesci was inducted into the Order of the Millrind for his work as the backbone of Myrkfaelinn as seneschal, exchequer, autocrat, and marshal.
At the Shoot in the Wildwood event’s Cast Iron Chef competition, Myrkies took first AND second place! First: Cooks Algirdas Wolthus and Aldanza Wolthus, along with their team archer Robert of Ferness. Second: Cooks Elska á Fjárfelli and Maedbh ni Clerigh, along with team archer Mary of Harford. For more details and photos, see the … Continue reading Myrkies Sweep Cast Iron Chef Competition