Beltaine Feast, May 2001

Post date: Jan 20, 2009 11:14:24 AM

by Toby Atkin & Andrew Patterson

Several members of the Brighthelm household were involved in the preparation and cooking of the feast for Beltaine in St Andrews.

The Beltaine Fayre ran through the day at St Andrews Castle, with fighting, traders, and arts & sciences exhibition and a tavern on site. The event was organised by the incipient Shire of Caer Caledon, which is run as a student society of the University of St Andrews.

The feast was held nearby, in a local hall called the Cosmo Centre.

Andrew and Phil were involved in the menu planning, pre-feast cooking, and cooking on the day itself.

The kitchen in the hall is quite small, but has a sizeable 'staging' area between it and the hall. This area was used for food preparation, and to house two microwave ovens that we took with us.

The evening's events started with the Court of King Peregrine and Queen Alessandra Melusine II. The feast followed.