SHIRE OF PONT ALARCH, PRINCIPALITY OF INSULAE DRACONIS, DRACHENWALD – Mistress Hildegard von Bongen, a cooking Laurel from a shire which is located in the north of England, has praised the effect that Brexit has had on the authenticity of feasts in the Principality.
At a class at a recent University event, she told attendees, “Before Brexit, people were very casual about the authenticity of the feasts they served. It was, frankly, a bit slapdash. They would talk about wanting people to ‘enjoy the feast’ and that medieval recipes were boring. Brexit has forced them to level up their planning. Not only are tomatoes impossible to find in England right now, but most New World foods have become so expensive that they are also off the menu.”
She went on to point out that the UK environment secretary, Thérèse Coffey, has already told modern Britons they should “be eating turnips right now, rather than thinking necessarily about aspects of lettuce and tomatoes” and SCA cooks should be doing the same.
She then outlined her plan for a feast to be served at the next Principality Coronet tourney which featured turnips prepared nine different ways.