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by Bobfrance
Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Insurance for Food events
Replies: 1
Views: 1401

Insurance for Food events

I undertake some occasional re-enactment events where I prepare authentic medieval food I wonder if anyone can help with an insurer for say 2/3 events a year. Would anyone advise letting the public try the food as some re-enactors do so. Up unitl now I have always refused to do so.
by Bobfrance
Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:38 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Authentic Buff Gauntlets
Replies: 9
Views: 2649

Re: Authentic Buff Gauntlets

It is for gun crew primarily but also for carrying match
by Bobfrance
Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Authentic Buff Gauntlets
Replies: 9
Views: 2649

Re: Authentic Buff Gauntlets

Thank you both for the prompt responses They look absolutely splendid. I was thinking (and did not say in the post) I was wanted them to carry match for musket and for use with the cannon so something less elaborate (but not welders gloves) Sorry I did not make this clear. Am tempted for more formal...
by Bobfrance
Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:35 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Authentic Buff Gauntlets
Replies: 9
Views: 2649

Authentic Buff Gauntlets

Hi

~Does anyone know a source for inexpensive authentic buff gauntlets for ECW please?
by Bobfrance
Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Pattens
Replies: 14
Views: 2410

Re: Medieval Pattens

Thanks Mark
by Bobfrance
Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Pattens
Replies: 14
Views: 2410

Re: Medieval Pattens

Will get some

Thanks

Bob
by Bobfrance
Sat Jul 28, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Pattens
Replies: 14
Views: 2410

Re: Medieval Pattens

Thanks for this I've tried making them in hardwoods and they are heavy and crack but not poplar or alder will do so when I can find a supplier!

Best wishes

Bobfrance
by Bobfrance
Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Pattens
Replies: 14
Views: 2410

Medieval Pattens

Wonder if anyone can help with the type and thickness of wood for medieval pattens?
I have been told that they should be of Alder as it is light in weight but fairly robust.
I have tried with some softwoods and they split after one of two uses.

Many thanks

Bob
by Bobfrance
Mon May 21, 2012 7:02 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Livery Collars
Replies: 5
Views: 1551

Re: Livery Collars

Hi Thanks for this

Not sure at what level people would have work these would a Butler or Steward worn these around town? I gather they were for upper echelons of a household but am finding little evidence to support this?

Best wishes

Bob
by Bobfrance
Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Livery Collars
Replies: 5
Views: 1551

Livery Collars

There are a number of references to Livery Collars being worn in towns and cities as opposed to Livery coats/jackets.
Can anyone help with further information please?

Bob
by Bobfrance
Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:00 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: C 17th living history group North East England/Yorks
Replies: 0
Views: 641

C 17th living history group North East England/Yorks

Are there and groups in North East England/Yorkshire who do living history for English Civil War period.
by Bobfrance
Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:20 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Names for Food Preparation Areas late medieval
Replies: 2
Views: 1724

Names for Food Preparation Areas late medieval

Just wondering what names were given to food preparation areas in 15th century. I gather that dining was in many cases in the same area a preparation of the food and it was in this period different areas would be used for dining an preparation .
by Bobfrance
Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:16 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Authentic Rope
Replies: 12
Views: 2605

Re: Authentic Rope

Really grateful for all of the advice and help

Bob
by Bobfrance
Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:54 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Authentic Rope
Replies: 12
Views: 2605

Authentic Rope

Could anyone help with the type of rope which would have been used in 15th Century. I have feeling it would be hemp.

Also what would be acceptable for re-enactment purposes. I've seen some Hempex, Sisal and Jute rope used?

Any view appreciated
Bob
by Bobfrance
Thu Oct 14, 2010 6:57 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Religious Question - Knots on rope belts
Replies: 37
Views: 7465

Re: Religious Question - Knots on rope belts

Interesting two further questions

Would tertieries were Dominican habit etc.?
Where is best to do some research for the period?

Many thanks

Bob
by Bobfrance
Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:36 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Religious Question - Knots on rope belts
Replies: 37
Views: 7465

Re: Religious Question - Knots on rope belts

HI Thanks for the information. I am getting conflicting view about Dominicans. One is that which you have stated about rope/linen belts the other is about having a black leather belt as Domincans were although mendicant fairly weealthy order towards late 15thC. Are both correct?

Bob
by Bobfrance
Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:09 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Religious Question - Knots on rope belts
Replies: 37
Views: 7465

Re: Religious Question - Knots on rope belts

Now getting totally confused reading the posts - but that's not too difficult with me! Can someone assist with the type of rope used around their girth I have two other questions but maybe I should start another thread? Has anyone detail of sandals for friars and what did friars use to carry artefac...
by Bobfrance
Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:23 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Tripod stand for cooking Late Medieval
Replies: 0
Views: 1055

Tripod stand for cooking Late Medieval

Wonder if anyone can point me in the direction of a tripod stand (Three legs with hook and chain suspended from the apex of the tripod for cauldron etc.) There appears to be earlier evidence and later but non for the 15th century.

Any help really appreciated.

Bob
by Bobfrance
Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:41 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Medieval Open Fires
Replies: 11
Views: 3607

Re: Medieval Open Fires

Many thanks for the help. I am looking at cauldrons there are bronze one available in the right shape dimensions with three legs. I am wondering if it is better to get a bronze or cast iron one

Have worries about verdegris which will poison if used for real cooking Has anyone any views please
by Bobfrance
Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:20 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Medieval Open Fires
Replies: 11
Views: 3607

Medieval Open Fires

I am looking for authentic medieval fire implements which would be used in the field rather than in houses. What was available for example for holding cooking pots over fires or did they just use three legged cauldrons. I have seen tripods with chain and hooks to hold pots but doubt their authentici...
by Bobfrance
Wed May 24, 2006 10:24 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Cheese and bacteria!
Replies: 34
Views: 3726

Using other cultures

By using another culture you are over-riding the effects of pasteurisation. I am not sure whether it is a problem or not hence not giveng to pregnant ladies and the young and elderly! I'm sure I fit in the latter bracket!
by Bobfrance
Sun May 21, 2006 6:48 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Cheese and bacteria!
Replies: 34
Views: 3726

Sucess

Well the first attempt has produced someithng like mozzarella cheese and tasted very good. . The culture was taken from some un-pasteurised camembert (the remainder of which I enjoyed with some red wine and freshly baked bread!) and then some rennet. Thanks for all the advice and helpfull informatio...
by Bobfrance
Thu Apr 27, 2006 10:56 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Cheese and bacteria!
Replies: 34
Views: 3726

Thanks

I will try them

I may have found a supply of un pasteurised milk which will help but this is only useful for hard chessemaking which is difficult to do.
The hard cheese takes over three months and the bacteria are not a problem them.

Best wishes
Bob
by Bobfrance
Wed Apr 19, 2006 11:09 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Cheese and bacteria!
Replies: 34
Views: 3726

Thanks

Have obtained some Rennet tablets which I will try and see what it makes without the bacteria culture

Thanks for the information
Bob
by Bobfrance
Mon Apr 17, 2006 3:53 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Cheese and bacteria!
Replies: 34
Views: 3726

Cheese and bacteria!

Have been reading up on making cheese a la 15th Century hit on problem which someone may be able to help. The bacteria in milk is required to make cheese (other than cottage cheese or panir as Indians call it) The bacteria are removed by pasteurisation unless you can get milk straight from the farm....
by Bobfrance
Tue Apr 11, 2006 2:40 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: 17th Century Cookery Books
Replies: 2
Views: 892

Thanks

I will try to buy some of these if I can or download them from the internet is they are available.
I am used to Medieval Cooking but am also doing 17th Century now
Best wishes and thanks for the quick response

Bob
by Bobfrance
Mon Apr 10, 2006 1:51 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: 17th Century Cookery Books
Replies: 2
Views: 892

17th Century Cookery Books

Wonder if anyone could help please interest in cookery books for 17th C and wondered if anyone had recommendations please
Bob

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