Thanks Mike - one pot dishes - include a bag pudding in your stew - pudding boile in a cloth, based on breadcrumbs rather than a suet dumpling type. My other half does a horseradish bag pudding which is excellent - that’s cooking for ECWS re-enactors.
From: British archaeology discussion list [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Michael Haseler
Sent: 24 September 2008 13:08
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Subject: Re: [BRITARCH] wikicook cookbook
> BUT SERIOUSLY - If anyone has an recipes for camp cooking or for
> historic cooking (which must be pretty much the same thing) then I'd
> welcome them.
McCrone, Peter (NE) wrote:
> Camp cooking and historic cooking are not the same thing - if by camp cooking you mean the sort of cookery that goes in on digs, scout camps etc. If you investigate the historic cookery books ("Take a Thousand Eggs or More" for example you will find a huge selection of complex recpes and cooking techniques that require a large and relatively sophisticated kitchen set up (possibly including a crane to hoist massive couldrons of he heat, as illustrated in the aforementioned Thousand eggs book!)
I knew I was going to have to justify that. Here's a few:-
1. No fridge
2. A reliance on simple "cook in one pot" dishes (by the time you take
everyone's food intolerance into account evertything seems to come down
3. Preparing food in the open
4. The number of insects in your cup of tea (not the teas obviously, but
if you've ever seen mashed potato speckled by midges ...)
5. The reliance on self-prepared seasonal veges.
6. A higher calorie diet than your office based food
7. Daily porridge
8. A single plate and a spoon for a whole meal (with 80 people cutlery
and dishes get lost)
9. Avoiding the drips from the ceiling in a cramped marquee with
children running everywhere and a floor where the mud is coming up above
10. Watching the sunset with a glass of beer.
11. Waking up at 6am to find a badger eating the biscuits or finding the
12. Not telling anyone that the reason part of the pattee is missing
because it had fly eggs on it.
13. Fetching and carrying water for everything.
14. Picking out the grass
15. Being attacked by insects (wasps) trying to get at your food.
16. Getting up at 6am to light the fire
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