The Feast of the Four Winds for 2014 was held at Thirroul Heritage Hall on Saturday 22 November. I ran the feast as a “tavern”, with a simple menu based loosely on foods that might have been served at an English tavern of the fifteenth century. I chose that period because it was the easiest to research – Martha Carlin published a handy article on Tudor eateries in the Huntington Library Quarterly in 2008, and there are plenty of good recipes in A Boke of Gode Cookery and Medieval Cookery.
Earlier in the day, Katherne Rischer ran a calligraphy and illumination workshop, and Patri de Buck came down from Rowany to teach fighters how to use a longsword. Brian le Faucheer also took us through some dancing at the end of the evening.
Around thirty people visited the tavern, having travelled from Adora, Agaricus, Stowe-on-the-Wowld and Rowany, including Their Excellencies Miles and Ameline, Baron and Baroness of Rowany. I hope everyone enjoyed the tavern and is looking forward to our events in 2015.
Ælfred se leof, Steward