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dragonwing_firepit.jpg
Old Firepit
Purchased from DragonWing Pavilions
I want a new firepit... calling it a firepit is misleading... I want a mobile cooking station that could accomodate a 30-50 person feast without need of a feast kitchen (or something that can compliment a feast kitchen).

For some reason cooking at event is one of the things that really excites me about the SCA. The potential of creating an authentic experience of the middle ages with food just does it for me. That and I'm supposed to cook a feast in November (2006) and I won't have an on-site kitchen. Somehow the idea of serving spit-roasted venison with furmenty cooked in a cauldron over an open fire really makes me happy.

The general idea is to take this:
http://www.keradwc.com/2003_sca/20031010_gww/source/20031012_161613.html
Viking_cooking.jpg
(uber-spif off-the ground cooking setup)

and combine it with this:
http://www.lacajachina.com/
Caja_China_Cooker_size2.jpg
(Full pig cooker: 12" wide, 44" long, 24" deep))

and this:
http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/food-art/field_kitchen.gif
field_kitchen_detail.gif
(hooks up sides of legs to accomodate spits and space
for hanging cauldrons)

Something like this except with a "belly" for pig roasting.
Seen in pictures from Estrella War XXII

spit_roast_EstrellaXXII.jpg
spit_roast_EstrellaXXII_pigroast.jpg

spit_roast_EstrellaXXII_cook.jpg

http://www.combatchris.com/estrella06/

Ideally this would also be something that would break
down/pin together so it can be stored flat/travel
well. ... hell, while we're at it, it should do my taxes and wash windows too.

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