Saturday, March 22, 2014

Senses and The Game

There are five senses, maybe six or even seven or 21 if you ask some people. Who can keep up with the internet and its bomb of opinions positions and stances and beliefs and, well its cosplay as well. There are five sense that I care about right now; sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste. Those are the ones I care about. Ok maybe chronoception.

The activation of these sense is an important part of the game experience right. I mean we got minis and terrain, music, dice, and incence sticks and....

what about taste. How does one bring the tasty salt air and sweat and blood medieval hamburgers to the table. I want to taste The Game. So how does one taste the game.

Food of course. We could go this route

But I think the medieval meal is best. Here is my thinking. Its the freakin' middle ages, how difficult could a meal be. Just throw some grain in a pot and call it a meal. And well, there is a recipe nearly like that. who'd uh thunk it? I've got Barley and sugar and lemon at home. Mayhap tonight I shall cook dinner! from here.

Recipes for barley water appear more often in medieval medical texts than in cookbooks. Still, it's a light and pleasant non-alcoholic drink. There are many different versions of this recipe in the middle ages that add various flavorings such as licorace root, rose water, anise seed, and figs.

1/4 cup pearl barley

2 Tbsp. sugar

2 cups boiling water

Peel and juice from 1 lemon

Combine all ingredients, cover, and let sit until cold. Strain beforeg


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