Friday, 5 August 2016

Initiation Feast

SM Stirling, Island In The Sea Of Time (New York, 1998), p. 542.

To be initiated as a Spear Mark, Marian Alston must use a traditional spear, not a bow, to kill a deer which is then cooked. Already cooked are:

other deer
boar
rabbit
duck
geese -

- killed by the best hunters, using bows. Only forest foods must be consumed in the feast so there is neither bread nor beer but there are:

fruit
nuts
roots
honeymead seasoned with meadowsweet and powdered hemp seeds.

Another addition to our growing food thread.

1 comment:

  1. Kaor, Paul!

    And one thing I would like to try sometime is drinking mead. I know it is sometimes described as too sickly sweet, but other kinds of mead are more "restrained."

    Sean

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