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Traveling Dysshes

 Foods for War, Peace, & Potlucks 

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Pat McGregor is a 35-year veteran of Information Technology and Cyber Security. She currently works for a major bank helping ensure that third party service providers keep customer data safe. Pat lives in Phoenix.

Siobhan Medhbh O’Roarke is an 11th C Irishwoman living outside Edinburgh. She wandered into the Current Middle Ages and the Society for Creative Anachronism courtesy of a boyfriend who wrote letters about the founding of the group at his local college. Since 1979 she has been specializing in cooking, publishing newsletters, helping run events, and having fun. She holds Society-wide awards in Arts (Cooking) and Service. Siobhan lives in the Kingdom of Atenveldt.


Carole Newson-Smith recently retired after more than 30 years of Contracts Negotiation and Management in the High Tech and Drug Development fields.  She misses the challenge and excitement of the work, but not the SF Bay Area commute.

Cordelia Toser found the Society for Creative Anachronism through a co-worker in 1988 and immediately knew she’d found a home. It wasn’t long before she bought Curye on Inglysch - just for the glossary - because she was sure she’d never be able to use the rest of the book.  She loves cooking from various manuscripts, and plants her garden based partly on flowers and vegetables that she can’t buy.  She holds Society-wide awards in Service.  Cordelia lives in the Kingdom of the West.


Cassandra Baldassano has a love of cooking that stemmed from her childhood helping her parents in the family kitchen. She enjoys sharing her knowledge on Medieval cookery and foodways, including how to translate recipes from the manuscripts. Professionally, she is a Software Engineer, Process Consultant and Business Analyst specializing in streamlining and automating business processes.  She currently works for a global corporation who offers services to help organizations with their digital transformation. Cassandra is originally from San Jose, California, but has made her home in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Euriol of Lothian is a 14th century low-land Scot who loves to travel to the great courts and kitchens of Europe. She was introduced to the Society for Creative Anachronism in 1989 and soon found herself helping, then running her own kitchens. She discovered that she loves being inspired by recipes from various manuscripts.  She holds Society-wide awards in Arts (Cooking) and Service.  Euriol lives in the Kingdom of the Æthelmearc. See more of her work at

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