Monday, November 18, 2013

What do you think THESE guys eat at the Ren Faire?

What do you think THESE guys eat at the Ren Faire?
By Joyce Lavene
from Murderous Matrimony 

I spent about ten hours this past weekend signing books and chatting with authors and fans at the Carolina Renaissance Festival in Huntersville, NC.

The weather wasn’t too bad. Kind of cloudy, but no rain. The festival was crowded with Dr. Who look-a-likes, weeping angels, pirates, elegant ladies and gentlemen.

And these two. They got me wondering.

Ren Faire food is a little strange. There are a lot of food on sticks – from roasted corn to chicken and steak. Most people seem to prefer the finger food.

There are also bread bowls filled with broccoli-cheese soup and chili (not together). I had one of these. It was very good.

On the side are huge pickles, pretzels on sticks, fudge, coffee and bakery sweets. It’s easy to imagine what it would have been like living in that time frame and smelling all those foods while walking around in the foggy morning.

Okay – maybe not ALL those foods. But some would have been possible.

Back to my original question. I think these two characters ate the huge turkey legs. You have to wonder where in the world they find turkeys with such big legs. I’ve never seen a Thanksgiving turkey with legs that big!

Someone suggested steroids, but that would hardly fit into the Ren Faire time. It’s possible though.

My Renaissance Faire Mysteries:

Come to the Renaissance Faire! My newest book, Murderous Matrimony is out now. It is the 6th book in the Ren Faire Mysteries, and contains the wedding of Jessie and Chase.

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