[SCA-AE] Wooden Pin Competition at War Practice
threecs at atc-pa.com
Mon Apr 17 11:34:49 EDT 2006
Greetings Friends of Aethelmearc,
It is with great pleasure that we are announcing a the Wooden Pin
Competition at Aethelmearc War Practice again this year. So, please
read the following announcement and dig out your cookbooks and
prepare to enter whether you are an experienced cook or a newcomer.
WOODEN PIN COMPETITON
How to enter a Wooden Pin Competition:
The requirements for entering a Wooden Pin Competition are actually
rather simple. Just bring a food item (including documentation that
has a list of all ingredients that is in the food item) you have
prepared yourself and bring it to the appointed place and time at the
event to have it entered into the competition. These are the only
requirements. However, the entries are judged on the following
criteria, so it may be beneficial to you to familiarize yourself with
these criteria so you understand how your entry is being judged.
Entry Forms will be available online at the War Practice Website
Judges determine how well the recipe is as an interpretation of the
recipe or style of the competition.
Judges look at the documentation to note how the recipe was
researched. Items they tend to look for is the inclusion of the
original recipe, the identification of the source of the recipe, and
what if any substitutions were made. A list of ingredients is
necessary because judges may have food allergies.
Judges look at the appearance of the food itself, if it looks like
the image they get in mind from reading the recipe provided in the
documentation and if it looks appetizing.
Judges look at how the food is presented, if the dish that it is
served upon is appropriate for the time and place of the recipe. They
also look to see if the presentation interferes with the appearance
of the taste of the food or if it enhances it.
This is a cooking competition, and taste is the prime consideration
that is given in the competition. Simply put, judges determine
whether or not if the food tastes good.
Remember, entering a competition is more than just trying to win the
Wooden Pin. It is an opportunity for you to learn from the
experience. Judges are encouraged to give lots of feedback, and the
judging form has been modified to aid in this endeavor. If after
entering a competition and you have questions about the comments
made, please speak to the judge who made the comments. Their name is
provided on the judging sheet specifically for that purpose.
The Theme for this years competition is:
13th and 14th Century Desserts and Sweets
Any time period and any region. So keep that in mind as you
dig through your cookbooks.
We look forward to seeing as many of our talented cooks as we can.
The competition will begin at 12 Noon on Saturday May 20, in the
barn. Be sure your entries are there prior to 12 o' clock. The
competition will end at 2 pm.
Let the cooking begin!
Signora Tomasia da Collivento
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