This brings me up to date with my competition projects. I have two more posts to be put up soon, one to do with an apple pie I made last week, and one to do with spice blends. But both of these will be aimed directly at the A&S 50 rather than for other competitions. I have several competitions coming up this year and I will continue to upload my research to this site.
If you’re curious as to why I enter so many competitions, it’s two-fold. First, without competition I won’t do nearly as many projects, and won’t research them as much. I find that competition gives me a set deadline that I have to meet and an expected level of research that I need to do. Second cooking is something that I normally do in my own house or encampment. I don’t generally cook feasts. Thus there aren’t very many other ways of getting my work out into the community. Also I find that it encourages other to give period cooking a try.
Returning to A&S 50, I have 5 years to complete 40 more cooking projects. I have at least five competitions left this year, so I need to up the ante. I’ll be trying to do a number of at home period dishes, like the apple pie I made, over the course of the next few months. I want to be doing 10 projects a year.