Midrealm Cooks' Symposium

Hosted by the Barony of Cynnabar

St Paul United Church-Christ, 122 W. Michigan Avenue, Saline, MI, United States

Saturday, October 14, 2017

About the Symposium

W here cooks from the Kingdom (and beyond!) can join together to share their knowledge and love of period cooking. Make new friends, see old friends, learn new things, and enjoy delicious food! Come and develop your talents and network within the SCA cooks' community.

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Site Registration

Registration: $8
Non-Member Registration: $13
Lunch Sideboard: $4 at the gate

Site Opens: Saturday, October 14 at 9 am

Please note that this is a dry site.
  • “Tis an ill cook that cannot lick his own fingers.”

    — William Shakespeare (1601)

  • “The nourishment of body is food, while the nourishment of the soul is feeding others.”

    — Ali ibn Abi Talib, Caliph (599-661)

  • “No better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry.”

    — King Solomon (931)


Hot, Cold, Wet, and Dry: Cooking the Four Humors in Renaissance and Early Modern Europe

Join us at the University of Michigan Special Collections for an evening with Renaissance and Early Modern cookbooks from the Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive (JBLCA)! Juli McLoone, Outreach Librarian and Curator in the Special Collections Library will present a lecture focusing on the ingredients and techniques used in the preparation of food and wine in Europe prior to 1700, as well as the ways in which the Galenic theory of the four humors appears in printed culinary works. We will also touch on some of the key concepts of book history, which provides a useful lens through which to examine culinary publications of this (or any) historical period.

Space is LIMITED to 30 guests, please RSVP!
For full details about the lecture and to register to attend, please click below:
Eventbrite - Cooks' Symposium Lecture - Longone Collection

Lunch Tavern

11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

A sideboard-style lunch tavern will be presented by THL Renaude de Lunay. It will be themed on bars, inns, and taverns with a focus on street food of the Middle Ages.

($4 at the gate/$5 at the lunch tavern window. You are encouraged to pre-pay!)

Fried Pastries - Cato, 160 BC
(Wheat, Dairy, Honey)

Pretzels & Mustard ~ 1300

Meat Pies - Forme of Cury, 1390
(Wheat, Eggs)

Lucanian Sausages - De honesta voluptate et valetudine, 1475

Smoked Salmon w/ Pepper Saffron Sauce - De honesta voluptate et valetudine, 1475

Herb Torte - De honesta voluptate et valetudine, 1475
(Wheat, Eggs, Dairy)

Fennel w/ Verjuice, De honesta voluptate et valetudine, 1475

Fresh fruit

All Day Beverage Station
Coffee & Tea
Iced Tea


Courses on various subjects will be held on Saturday from 10 am until 5 pm.

View the Class Schedule

Potluck Dinner

This is your chance to make something that you might never share with anyone else but other cooks! Please bring a dish to pass and your feast gear. Period foods highly suggested. You might get asked to talk about your dish!

Hotel Info

A hotel block has been set up at the Comfort Inn & Suites - University South
3501 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48108
734-761-8838 call directly to book!
It’s held under “SCA - Cooks Symposium”
Rooms with 2 queen beds are reserved for $119/night.

Floors, couches, and guest rooms! We have crash space available for those preferring to stay with folks nearby. Please click this link below to request crash space or email Ceara inghean Mhuirghease

Request Crash Space

Sunday Outing

Our weekend-long event concludes with a tour at
Brewery Becker and Biergarten Tour
500 W Main St, Brighton, MI 48116
Join Matthias (Becker, himself!) for a private tour where he will show off his renovated 1873 historic brewery facility, discuss historic recipes, and explain the brewing processes. If the weather's good, we’ll will conclude our event in the Biergarten to sample some of these fine brews!

Look at the Brewery Becker website for more information about this great place.
Brewerybecker.com or see what’s on tap http://brewerybecker.com/beer/on-tap/

Event Steward

Hannah Schreiber

Deputy Steward/Merchant Liason

Ilse Straus

Class Diva

Helena Sybilla

Kitchen Coordinator

Renaude de Lunay


Genoveva von Lubeck