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16 April 2014

The TWII prefers to dine in style.

Upcoming Events:

Last Week

Barons’ Feast (aka the Gyldenholt Company Picnic) was on Sunday in Orange, CA. It was a day full of food, games (both table and lawn), and friendly people.  Lady Delphine, Lady Gwen, and Lord Paul attended, so talk to them if you have any questions.

This Week

Dun Or Anniversary is this Saturday in Lancaster, CA, at the site used for the last Queen’s Champion event. Several people have expressed interest in attending, but no one has committed as yet.


Further Away & Other Bits

Period Game Night is on Thursday, April 24th at 7:30pm at Todde & Mora’s house.  Come celebrate the lighter side of medieval life: games! Learn to play card and board games like Scopa, Tarots, Laugh and Lie Down, Gluckhaus, Fox and Geese, The Royal Game of Ur, and more.  Rules of these games are easy to learn and will be taught.  Have a period game you like to play? Please bring it to share with the group.

Cast Iron Chef is on Saturday, April 26th in Torrence, CA, hosted by the Barony of Lyondemere.  There will be cooking, classes, fighting, thrown weapons, and a traveling scriptorium. See for more details. Is anyone planning on going?

Robin Hood Tourney is at Woodley Park on Sunday, April 27th, hosted by the Barony of the Angels and celebrating The Myth of Robin Hood. In addition to archery and thrown weapons, there will be an Arts & Sciences competition, a cooking contest with the theme of Traveling Food, and a fiber play day. Merchants will be present, and bardic performances are encouraged. See for more details. If you are planning on attending, please let Paul know.

An Introduction to Period Food and Cooking will be held in the Shire on Thursday, May 8th.  Details are still being worked out, but mark your calendars now.  The Honorable Lady Leonor de Sevilla will be leading a workshop on period food.  Come find out answers to questions like: What is period food like?  How is making it different from modern cooking?  Where do you find recipes?

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Your reward for reading all the way to the end is instructions to build a 15th Century-style table on the cheap.