Faking medieval food for permanent display!

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Faking medieval food for permanent display!

Postby NightUrll » Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:50 pm

Does anyone out there know of anyone who makes good fake medieval food? This is for placement within a museum. Cheers
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Re: Fake medieval food!

Postby steven pole » Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:43 pm

Hi there. The guys in my group make pies and tarts fron salt dough, looks pretty realistic when coloured right and lasts for months.



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Re: Fake medieval food!

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Moved here as it will get a better responce.
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Re: Fake medieval food!

Postby lucy the tudor » Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:08 am

Salt dough lasts for a good number of years if it is properly dried and varnished ( this can be a matt finish if you don't want it to look "just cooked and glistening").
I also have some experience in making this stuff, if you pm me an address I could send some samples.
The one disadvantage with salt dough,compared to the tacky plastic jobs, is that it does chip or break if dropped onto stone floors or thrown by misbehaving MOPs, but if it is left to sit, it looks good enough to eat.


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Re: WANTED: Fake medieval food!

Postby drew » Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:51 pm

How would i go about making salt dough?

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Re: WANTED: Fake medieval food!

Postby Mark Griffin » Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:01 pm

http://www.replica.co.uk/main.htm

are probably the best on a commercial basis.


http://www.griffinhistorical.com. A delicious decadent historical trifle. Thick performance jelly topped with lashings of imaginative creamy custard. You may also get a soggy event management sponge finger but it won't cost you hundreds and thousands.

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Re: WANTED: Fake medieval food!

Postby drew » Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:15 pm

i now know how it is made but now i have another question. I will be trying to make a large pie and some pasties but how do i pack them out so that they do not sag (so that they look deep filled)

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Re: WANTED: Fake medieval food!

Postby Mark Griffin » Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:22 pm

damp sand.


http://www.griffinhistorical.com. A delicious decadent historical trifle. Thick performance jelly topped with lashings of imaginative creamy custard. You may also get a soggy event management sponge finger but it won't cost you hundreds and thousands.

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Re: WANTED: Fake medieval food!

Postby Lord High Everything Esle » Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:34 pm

I have some ships biscuit that was twice baked over three years ago and it has not had the decency to develop weevils yet.


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Re: WANTED: Fake medieval food!

Postby John Waller » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:26 pm

Lord High Everything Esle wrote:I have some ships biscuit that was twice baked over three years ago and it has not had the decency to develop weevils yet.


Mine did. But it took over 5 years.


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