Nanna Rognvaldardottir (yes, it's her real name...) from Iceland will be
speaking on "Early Icelandic Cooking: The impact of the new
environment on traditional Scandinavian practices" and on the
Harpestreng Manuscripts - also the topic of the newly published
arte coquinaria: An Early Northern Cookery Book" by Rudolf Grewe and
Cindy Renfrow will also be there and will be doing a workshop on Period
Food Coloring Agents and will be talking about her research on "Take a
Thousand Eggs or More". She'll also be giving us her grand proposal
for an internet database of period culinary documents, commentary,
We have lots of other speakers and papers and two great banquets planned
- one Renaissance German and one 17th c. French.
Take a look at the web site at
http://oldcolo.com/~memorman/cookcon2.html for further details. Or get
in touch with me at: m...@rialto.org if you need further information.
It is definately worth going to, and I will plan on doing so.
If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely
challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn
between a desire to improve the world, and a desire to enjoy the world.
This makes it hard to plan the day. - E. B. White