Thursday, 27 April 2017

Dinner At The Sheaf And Sickle

SM Stirling, The Sunrise Lands (New York, 2008), Chapter One, pp. 16, 18.

We already know the Mackenzie Clan but now we see them from the pov of a stranger from the east. The Sheaf and Sickle, a rambling two-storey tavern comprising several pre-Change buildings but with new stables, serves:

good cider;
fruity red wine;
herb-crusted roast pork;
gravy with dried cherries;
creamy potatoes with dill, sage and chives;
steamed carrots, cauliflower and broccoli;
brown bread;
sweet apple pie with buttery crust and whipped cream;
sharp, dry, crumbling, yellow cheddar;

For other good food, see here.

1 comment:

Sean M. Brooks said...

Kaor, Paul!

As usual, Stirling tempts us with good meals and foods that Nicholas van Rijn would love!

And don't we also see the young Fr. Ignatius, a warrior monk from the Benedictines of Mt. Angel here? I remember how he thought the best way for him to write a confidential report to his Abbot-Bishop, in a location surrounded by inquisitive persons, was in PUBLIC, in the common room of the inn. Which did seem counter-intuitive!