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Postby Scraggles » Fri Mar 03, 2006 10:30 pm

Found this site when trying to explain "grains of paradise" in eveonline, looks good and will be buying no doubt.....

http://www.steenbergs.co.uk/



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Postby moosiemoosiegander » Sat Mar 04, 2006 12:04 am

Brilliant site!


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Postby sally » Sat Mar 04, 2006 10:09 am

This site is particularly useful if its information on spices you want
http://www.uni-graz.at/~katzer/engl/



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Postby Lady Cecily » Sat Mar 04, 2006 10:10 am

I've bought from Steenbergs at local farmers markets before now - their quality is excellent.

I also use these guys

http://www.seasonedpioneers.co.uk/


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Postby Grymm » Sat Mar 04, 2006 7:49 pm

Two suppliers that I've been using for the past few years are:-

www.thespiceshop.co.uk Is run a lovely Maltese lady who knows her stuff and the quality is excellent, just off Portabello Rd.

www.colonialspice.co.uk Met this chap at the Oyster fair a couple of years ago, again he knows his stuff and the quality of his stuff is right up there, does his own powder douce and fort too. Braintree based.

Had grains, 'bebs and long pepper amoungst many other spices from both face to face and mail order and I've been really pleased with the service.

I think that the food side of history is sorely under-represented on this site,
do you all think that it's worth asking for a historic foody board being bolted on to this august body, and would you support it?

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Postby Andy T » Sat Mar 04, 2006 7:57 pm

funny aint it how people selling such esoteric stuff are often and usually very pleasant and entertaining people-makes buying off them so much the more pleasurable. Shame it doesn't apply to everything in life especially buying a car!


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Postby temporary guy » Sat Mar 04, 2006 11:31 pm

Yay a food thread/forum bit, gets my vote Grymm. Or food and hats in one, edible headware?? no? ok.

I had some proper long pepper the other month at the Big House with a Tudor Food Chap, really nice flavour, not him the pepper.


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Postby Tuppence » Sun Mar 05, 2006 2:42 am

food forum yay!!!

conquest have been getting really interested in food lately

(kind of ironic given all the pots got smashed, but timing never was the strong point)

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Postby Lady Cecily » Sun Mar 05, 2006 8:48 am

Oh - I'd definately like a food forum.


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Postby Sir Jarvis Phelps » Sun Mar 05, 2006 9:41 am

Food forum - great idea


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Postby moosiemoosiegander » Sun Mar 05, 2006 7:54 pm

Food forum gets my vote, definitely!


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Postby Meg » Tue Mar 07, 2006 2:52 pm

Grymm

Count me in... Might save me having to ask you for culinary tips so often!
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Postby DomT » Tue Mar 07, 2006 2:59 pm

moved to food and drink for obvious reasons :D


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Postby Martin Cowley » Tue Mar 07, 2006 3:09 pm

wow im getting our spices from some of these guys way cheaper than what im paying now :D



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Postby strumpet » Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:02 pm

Food forum FAB!!! As every period needs to know about food as every camp has a kitchen and alot of it crosses over periods!!!


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Postby The Pepperer » Fri Mar 10, 2006 12:55 pm

A bit of shameless sell promotion..... but the Colonial Spice Co. will be trading as "The Pepperers Guild" at a few medieval markets this year, starting with The Templars Fayre in May.

We'll be selling the usual Cubebs, Long Pepper, GOP etc. (and maybe cassia buds if I can get them) as well as more mundane herbs and spices.

If anybody has any special requests for spices or herbs, that I don't usualy stock,or needs larger quantaties than we usualy take along (we generaly stock upto a Kilo of each herb/spice each day) please drop me a mail or post a reply

Ta,

Andrew The Pepperer



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Postby The Pepperer » Sat Mar 11, 2006 1:34 pm

Shameless self promotion part II....

At Scraggles behest, I should go on to say that The Pepperers Guild aka The Colonial Spice Co. will be at the following events in 2006...

6th-7th May 2006
The Templars Fayre
Cressing Temple Barns,
Nr. Braintree, Essex

June 10th-11th 2006
Oyster Fayre
Lower Castle Park,
Colchester, Essex

July 15th & 16th 2006
The East Anglia Medieval Fayre
Rougham Airfield,
Nr. Bury-St-Edmunds, Suffolk

16th-17th September 2006
East Anglian Celebration of History
Rougham Airfield,
Nr. Bury-St-Edmunds, Suffolk

21st - 22nd October 2006
Feast of Samhain
Rougham Airfield,
Nr. Bury-St-Edmunds, Suffolk

I'll also be offering a 10% discount to anybody who mentions that they saw us on the Livinghistory forum.

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Postby Lady Wolfshead » Mon Aug 21, 2006 7:57 pm

The Pepperer - do you do mail order? I bought some grains of paradise at Tewkesbury a few years ago and haven't been able to find them since. We're based in Scotland so getting to fairs isn't always easy. I also know of some other groups in Scotland that would love to buy them too, if that helps.



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Postby The Pepperer » Thu Aug 24, 2006 11:54 am

Yes indeed Lady Wollfshead. After a slight hiccup, we are now back online, and taking orders. Look here...

http://www.colonialspice.co.uk

If you prefer you can PM me here, or on info"at"colonialspice.co.uk.

If you want to place a fairly large order for your local groups, I can quote you a discounted price for the things you need, and you can send a cheque.

Best Regards.



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Postby m300572 » Thu Aug 24, 2006 12:01 pm

Or food and hats in one, edible headware??


I did once work on a project where a doubter said he would eat his hat if the project worked - so on the opening day we presented him with a large, hat shaped cake! He didn't ever actually wear it though so it probably doesn't count!



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Postby Lady Wolfshead » Thu Aug 24, 2006 1:17 pm

Thanks to everyone who got back to me with suggestions for where to get Grains of Paradise from, I shall let the other cooks in Scotland know the details too! :)




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