As many of you know, Carl and I participate in Renaissance Faires in Northern
California as part of the Carfiff Rose Swordsmen's Guild and Cardiff Rose Fencing Academy.
In 2004 I won the Spelndidious Illusions (food sculpture) contest at the Marin
My entry, on behalf of the Guild was Firing Meat Cannons. We had lots of
fun playing with our food. Tasty afterward too! Carl made the spring loaded
firing mechanisms and I did the rest.
Cannons to the Left and Cannos to the Right.
These were pork and lamb roasts on carriages of smoked cheddar with onion wheels on a
field of grains. The cannon crews had to declare for Rosemary or Sage (the
decorative motifs) and then had at each other firing:
Grape Shot (grapes)
Hard Shot (hazel nuts)
Bird Shot (goose berries)
Hot Shot (jalapeo stuffed peppers)
Bar Shot (garlic stuffed martini olives)
Exploding Shot aka Cherry Bombs (cherries)
Cannons all around.
Ready, Aim, Fire! (Carl and Emily do the honors)
Also, would you believe that that bowl of fruit is actually Marzipan?!