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Housewifery and Cooking

As I expand this project, I hope to begin adding what I have learned to my in-person SCA experience. I am setting myself a goal of Spring Crown Tourney to pack a lunch that is accurate to what Leonete would have packed for a tourney or festival day. I hope to do some tryout runs of different recipes and redactions before then.

So far, thanks to my resourceful facebook friends, I have collected the following manuscripts to read:

Ouverture de Cuisine printed in 1604, it is a little late for my time period, but I am told that much of it is still relevant.

Du fait de cuisine – 15th century

Le Managier de Paris – More of a household handbook, which I am excited to read, as I think that it will help put me more in the mindset of Leonete. I have ordered a translation off of Amazon, but will also read the online one.
le Viandier de Taillevent – 14th century cookery. Slightly earlier than Leonete, but again, good reference.

My wonderful friends have more suggestions for me on the way, but I think that these four will put me off to a good start towards Leonete’s meals being accurate and appetizing.

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Posted by on October 12, 2012 in Persona Research


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Persona Development Project

There has been quite a bit of talk recently about what each of us can do to be more authentic to our personas. This can range from making sure one’s head is covered to knowing the language and skills of one’s persona. I chose my persona because I liked the name and I liked wearing cotehardies, but I would like to expand my interests and research the time period and place in greater depth.


So I am embarking on a project to develop my persona in greater detail.

Over the next few months, I plan to research Lyon in the 1480s, the events of the region, the places Leonete would have visited, and the items that would have been available to her.

I also would like to develop a list of skills she would have had, and have a better understanding of what she would have spent her time doing.

I’d like to learn a little bit of French, and some Latin as appropriate.

I would like to develop a better wardrobe, with 2-3 completely authentic 1480s outfits.

One of the purposes this blog will serve will be the documentation of this project and a repository for links and photos. I welcome any input, starting links, or other help that those who have researched this time period might give me.

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Posted by on October 4, 2012 in Persona Research


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