[SCA-AE] Sated Tyger Inn (was Delights of Cathay)
arianna_wyn at yahoo.com
Sun Jul 25 11:32:01 EDT 2010
Alas, I must correct His Grace regarding the history of the Sated Tyger Inn.
The Sated Tyger was owned and operated by my late husband, Master Johan von Traubenberg. Mistress Marian of Edwinstowe was chief cook, and there were many others who assisted in running the inn including Mistress Elspeth Keyfe of Neddingham, but it was Johan's idea, and primarily his money and equipment. He received the East Kingdom's Order of the Burdened Tyger for it; I still have the scroll, as well as the Inn's sign, painted by Master Johannes aus Nierenstein.
There were no refrigerators. I don't believe electricity was (or is even now?) available at its location on the High Road, just below the top of Horde Hill on the east side of the road. Johan built two enormous wooden boxes about half the size of a fridge each, lined them with styrofoam, and used dry ice to keep food fresh in them. Those &%$# boxes followed him around every time we moved for two decades until I finally persuaded him to get rid of them. :-) Food was indeed cooked in two brick ovens named Hansel and Gretel that were built at the start of every Pennsic and dismantled at its end. When the Sated Tyger shut down, Johan sold the bricks to Clan Preachainn.
What ended the Sated Tyger after four years in the early-mid 1980s was a combination of lack of money (it NEVER made a profit) and fatigue.
Mistress Marian of Edwinstowe created the Battlefield Bakery, maybe 10-12 years ago. After a few years I believe Marian's health precluded her continuing it. Sadly Mistress Marian passed away a few months ago.
Arianna of Wynthrope
--- On Sat, 7/24/10, David Friedman <ddfr at daviddfriedman.com> wrote:
From: David Friedman <ddfr at daviddfriedman.com>
Subject: Re: [SCA-AE] Delights of Cathay (fm Jacopo)
To: discussion at aethelmearc.org
Date: Saturday, July 24, 2010, 12:29 PM
>There used to be a bakery?
>Too bad there couldn't be a communal oven. (No, I cannot volunteer to
>construct, maintain, and operate one. But if I could.....)
A very long time ago, Marian of Edwinstowe and some of her
Carolingian friends ran the Sated Tyger at Pennsic. They not only
produced period food, they did it with period technology, the only
exception I know of being the (concealed) refrigerators. Baking was
done in two clay ovens constructed each year on site, named Hansel
Various things, including I think Marian's medical problems,
eventually ended that, and she switched to doing Battlefield Bakery,
a much less ambitious project but one still producing at least
periodoid food. She stopped doing that a few years ago, I think again
due to increasing medical problems.
She was one of the early great people in the Society, and with her
and Patri now both gone it seems as though the Carolingia I knew is
no longer there.
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