What would a medieval diet had looked like? What were the staples of breakfast, luncheon, and dinner?

What would a medieval diet had looked like? What were the staples of breakfast, luncheon, and dinner?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    there are a ton of youtube channels dedicated to this subject. a lot of their diets consisted of animal feed-tier slopp vegetables like parsnips, swedes, an mangolds.
    meat was rare and you risked getting your hands chopped off if you got caught hunting or fishing on the king's land

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      yep, the only meat they got to eat was their own animals that they slaughtered once it became too old to be useful. it was too expensive to buy meat because they didn't have modern meat factories and economies of scale. i'm surprised by how much nonsense people on this website believe when it comes to the things peasants ate, they think that they had diets of nobles

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        and this is wrong. most peoples at that time had at least one pig they raised for slaughter and then salted for the winter.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          not every family did that, and it would only be a supplement to their diet since sharing a big between a family would obviously not get you very much daily meat. the winters would mostly be fermented vegetables from whatever surplus they had during growing season

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Early English farmers competed to see who would be garbage collector because it guaranteed extra feed for the pigs that most of them kept. Reports from around the 1800s talk about peasants getting uppity and lazy because they could make good money off of just raising a beef steer and keeping chickens.

            Some houses literally came with covenants on them to stop you keeping pigs in the back garden.

            Medieval and early modern people in the countryside had access to meat and adequate nutrition. The situation was much more dire in cities where the population was only sustained by migration from the countryside.

            What I’m saying is relevant to England idk what it was like in other places. However sources like William Cobbet say that Englishmen had pretty good diets. Also if you read Mrs Beetmans guide (which is written for peasants and industrial workers wives) most of the foot is quite appetising and filling. I’ve talked to some people about it and found that Victorian peasants and labourers tended to eat far more meat than well off modern people

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            No every family did do thatand had multiple pigs and sheep for homespun wool and its meat. This medeival Europe, 90% of the population were farmers with the requisite skills including animal husbandry.

            Michaelsmass was the medeival equivalent of Thanksgiving and one of the traditions was families would slaughtered excess livestock prior to winter.

            But beyond all that forensic analysis of peasant cooking pots found that pork and lambs were regular part of a peasants. A single pig yields about 100 lbs of meat which means a family could eat 1 lbs (16 ounces) a day for 100 days

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              I want lamb and pig

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              They milked sheep and goat back then

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      eggs, smoked meats, bread
      people burned a lot more calories back then

      >youtube

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        forgot beer

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          and cheese

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          they drank beer because the water wasn't safe to drink. not that the beer always was because they didn't know what the frick was actually happening to make beer

          captcha: AAAA

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            nah, they drank it for the calories
            tea was an upper clas drink until sugar became affordable to the masses

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              m(ol)asses

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >the water wasn't safe to drink.
            this is utter bullshit.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              you have died of dysentery

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              redpill me on European water circa 800 AD

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Well water was generally safe, flowing river water was too. People knew not to let bad shit into their water and not to drink stagnant water. People figured out sand filtering and distilling before most societies figured out writing.
                Beer was a great way to preserve water as well as use up leftover grains. It also traveled well compared to fresh water

              • 1 month ago
                Marjoram

                >Well water was generally safe
                >rubs hands
                >whoops

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Problem with river water is that everyone knows to drink upstream and piss downstream, but most towns are upstream of at least one other town.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Wells are groundwater, so perfectly safe unless some j.. umping spider poisons it

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                It was untaxed, free and pretty much everywhere you found people so theres only casual mentions of it unless discussing poisoned water sources
                An unnamed saxon teenagers journal dating somewhere from 900-1000 ad described the general attitude perfectly
                >If I have beer I will drink beer, if I have no beer I will drink water

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Do you think your girlfriend would cheat on you with a Saxon teenager

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            If that were true, Muslims would have immediately died out from their ban on alcohol.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            They drank watered down ale

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          they drank beer because the water wasn't safe to drink. not that the beer always was because they didn't know what the frick was actually happening to make beer

          captcha: AAAA

          yeah it was called small beer. 2% ABV. just enough alcohol to kill the bad bacteria, not enough to get drunk though.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I always question this. Not saying you're wrong about the 2% part but it's that enough to kill the harmful stuff? I thought nowadays you need something like ever clear or stronger to sanitize. For example, I've heard regular whisky and vodka don't really kill the bad stuff

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >I've heard regular whisky and vodka don't really kill the bad stuff
              You can use vodka as disinfectant/mouthwash, it's absolutely strong enough to kill most bacteria

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              i've used normal 40 proof vodka as disinfectant on cuts
              if it burns, its killing cells - ie, cleaning your wound

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >its killing cells
                ?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I always question this. Not saying you're wrong about the 2% part but it's that enough to kill the harmful stuff? I thought nowadays you need something like ever clear or stronger to sanitize. For example, I've heard regular whisky and vodka don't really kill the bad stuff

            It's not the alcohol that kills the bacteria, it's boiling the mash.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >smoked meats
        Dairy and fish seemed more common than meat from what I've read but I could be wrong.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          You are correct it would have been salted or smoked fish since meats were largely either too expensive or property of the various crowns
          A lot of corned pork, though

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Salted fish man that's the shit
            >2015
            >student in univ
            >most classmates and friends were from nearby fishing villages (asiangay)
            >meanwhile i was a cityslicker
            >they hated the sight of salted fish at the univ lunch hall
            >I pretended i hated the salted fish too to blend in
            >took everyone's fish, they were happy to have it removed from their sight
            >enjoyed the feast, most days i finished my rice before i could finish all the fish
            Every day for years. Gods that was the life. What good is wageslaving if i cannot eat fried salted fish everyday?
            It looked something like this. I still have no idea what kind of fish it was. Probably mackrel?

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >Probably mackrel?
              That fish is already salty on its own. Probably cod or haddock if it was a sizeable slice of fish. Maybe kippers if it was small as they're very cheap and quite the salty little flippers.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >parsnips
      >animal feed tier slop

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Lol. The "evil Land Lord" is from the Early Industrial Revolution onwards. Before the steam engine and machinery, landlords have to treat their tenants fairly because they depend on the tenants for income and as levies when demanded by their feudal masters. You don't starve or oppress your own source of income. If you did, you can't pay taxes and then your King will come down on you. So the peasants live an ok life with reasonable food grown for themselves, while the major crops and animals goes to the land lord. Once the Industrial Revolution started, landlords have less need of tenants manpower and instead use machines and slaves. Tenants became unprofitable and were kicked out to the city slums. This latter part is where the image of grimy and dirty "Medieval" life came from.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      first post worst post

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Peasants fished the waters all the time and hunted game and picked fruit in the woods. They slung stones at birds on the fields for meat. Only deer and boar were off limits on private parks

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        No one sane hunts boar, anyway. Especially not without firearms.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >meat was rare and you risked getting your hands chopped off if you got caught hunting or fishing on the king's land
      based king keeping order making sure they didnt ruin their steaks with overdoneness

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >vegetables like parsnips, swedes, an mangolds
      That's fair, I'd eat her too if I could

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    whatever the frick they had that was edible the scraps of whatever their lords forced them to farm all day every day.
    what kind of question even is that? they ate food to survive. diet-of-choice weren't a think outside of rich homes until the nineteenth century

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Hello, American

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The average Egyptian servant ate more and healthier than you dumb Black person

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The average Egyptian servant was also a bigger and bigger lover, so frick them.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          phone poster detected

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I'm not on my phone you ducking bigger.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    what time period are we talking here? medieval covers 1500 years.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    They ate mud. It was a filthy era where colors hadn't been invented yet and you ate mud.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Who came up with colors?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        probably whoever invented gravity
        everything floated a few hundred years ago

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Meat from plants

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Cold Meal from Return to Castle Wolfenstein all day erry day

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    ORANGE FOOL

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Orange fool is a real thing

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I’m aware.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >18th century
      >medieval
      pick one

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    tendies

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Really depends, but I saw a thing about if you totalled up the daily calories of what was provided in a English naval ship it was like 4000 calories of bread, beer, butter and meat or fish.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    In desperate times before the harvest, they used to eat "crazy bread"

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What made the bread go cazy?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Typically ergot

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Virgin peasant girl pussy.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Fish. Lots of fish. Fishing rights from your serf in exchange for your stewardship of his/her land.

    Meat wasnt plentiful, but it wasnt unusual. Cows give you a lot of meat, and just one male could grant you enough for a good 3 months.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >one male could grant you enough for a good 3 months.
      Kek anon have you ever seen a cow? There's no way a single bull could feed a family for 3 months. 2 weeks tops for a family of 4 or 5. Plus it would go bad even earlier

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Plus it would go bad even earlier
        almost like smoking/drying/salting is a thing you absolute fricking mongoloid

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          peasants didn't smoke food. frontiersman smoked food. traveling merchants smoked food. people who owned their own destiny and kept their own stores smoked food. peasants ate shit because their life was shit. they were slaves in all but name

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            another mong who thinks all peasants were the same

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            of course they salted and smoked meat. why on earth would you think they wouldn't?

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              They also corned meat and stored it in barrels
              Nitrites are literally the reason any of us are alive

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                *Assuming you're white

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        on average you'll get about 500-600 lbs of meat from one cow. you think 4 people can eat 4000 quarter pounder hamburgers in 2 weeks? even for an obese American that would be impressive.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          That seems like a fairly normal amount though?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            No anon...it isn't. You can easily look this up. A half cow (200 lbs of meat) lasts a family for four 6 to 8 months. Keep in mind this is a modern family which eats more meat than a medeival family.

            https://simpsonsmeats.com/blogs/blog/how-long-does-a-half-cow-last

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >Anon anon!
              Shut the frick up

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Be ass blasted all you want it doesn't matter to me.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              It's a meme, anon. There's some fat frick movie critic who commented that 5 pounds of McDonald's slop and a gallon of soda was a fairly normal amount.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >on average you'll get about 500-600 lbs of meat from one cow.
          You're being picky. Throw in the organs and boil the bones for soup, and you should have at least 1000lbs of food.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Fair point and offal was a major part of a peasants diet not to mention making sausages with the intestine was a way to preserve meat.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        that's 71 hamburgers a day person btw moron anon.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Depends where you lived. The diet of someone in south east England would have been quite different from someone's diet in south west england or even the norf. Thats before we start discussing the diets of mainland Europeans during medieval times.
    Maybe they ate pancakes ?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5poTiKPhHF4

    American nerd/autist fixations on medieval Europe is almost entirely based on fantasies that were cooked up in the 20 th century.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Roaring fires, malt beer, red meat off the bone.
    They were better times.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Peasants would fight each other over turkey legs.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Peasants would fight each other over turkey legs.
      So peasants were basically Black people of color?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Peasants would fight each other over turkey legs.
      So peasants were basically Black people of color?

      Anons
      Turkey was invented by Indians in the New World

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Turkey was invented by Indians in the New World
        So they traveled from India over to the USA and bioengineered turkeys out of chickens?
        And here I thought they were just street shitters.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Yep, they used their ancient alien future-tech
          It's how the Aztecs got their pyramids, too
          They deliberately destroyed all their toilets and all knowledge of how to make or even use them when Genghis Kahn invaded and flew off into space leaving him with nothing worth taking but the poo

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Azteks got their secret pyramid knowledge from Wakanda.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Experts say medieval people ate mostly vegetables and fried insects.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    what would a medieval diet do for test? Imagine if Medieval medicine men and doctors knew about testosterone, aromatase and prolactin

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >what would a medieval diet do for test?
      They would study I guess

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        very funny but you know full well I meant testosterone. Medieval doctors didn't know about it; they only knew humors

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          they had that moron, sanguine and choleric humors.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Gimme liquor

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          No I didn't, if you want people to comprehend you don't speak abbreviated zoomerbabble.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    lots of potage and bread usually. you'd probably have some sort of livestock a couple times a week or so at most, probably chickens given chickens can reproduce very fast but most of your calories would be bread. red meats would be nobility or for drying and having in the winter, but a lot of the poor cuts would go to sausages and stew meats for the lower classes. oh and cheeses in europe at least.

    honestly potage looks a lot more horrible than it is, you can make a good one... not that i'd bet most peasants made a good one.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Chicken meat was not all that common; usually people would not eat their chickens until they stopped laying eggs. They did not have the fast growing meat chicken commonly eaten today, those are a relatively recent development. Pork & fish would have been the most common meats for European peasantry.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It's easy to get more chickens, anon. All you have to do is not eat all the eggs. You'll end up with more hens than you need and like 5x as many wieners as you need. Wa la, roasted chicken once a week.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      bread was not common for peasants.
      milling flour by hand is a time consuming and miserable task, they didnt call it the daily grind for no reason.
      Craftsmen and Merchants who lived in a city could use the communal mill, but milling was taxed.
      The peasants relied on soaked grain to cook a stew or make a flatbread from. Pic rel, that stew is probably a thousand year old recipe still being cooked. Ontop, ovens were communal too. Somebody living on a farm didnt even have access to one

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        cont
        >why didnt they just build their own oven
        because firing one for a month worth of bread for a single household is a gigantic waste of fuel.
        The communal ovens that were still around here in the countryside up to 1950 were fired once and then continuously baked for over 24 hours, doing hundreds of loafs

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Cob oven

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            yea, not common in medival europe
            build one myself in school

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >The peasants relied on soaked grain to cook a stew or make a flatbread from.
        Sounds like bread was pretty common, then.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          sure if we stretch the definition far enough
          pic would be also bread

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        There were windmills and river mills at villages for peasants. The miller charged quite a price, hence folk did not like them

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If we're going by the standard set by ye olde Northern Europe medievale peasante:
    -The overwhelming majority of their diet was composed of cereal and grain products, like, I'm talking 86%. Grain (wheat, rye, barely, and oats) was delivered to people's bodies via bread, porridge, pottage (which is a kind of soup or stew mixed with flour or dough balls), the thing where you hollow out stale bread and put soup innit, and of course ale. Grain was so vital because other carbohydrates like potatoes and corn wouldn't be around until maybe the 1500's.
    -Ale also needs it's own specific mention since a normal peasant would typically drink easily over 4 liters of it every day (mostly because water was so yucky at the time and if you drank it wrong you'd shit yourself to death) and wives were constantly brewing it as a daily chore. Peasanty ale was surprisingly nutritious, lightly alcoholic, just enough to give you a little buzz, pleasantly sweet, and frequently served *room temperature*.
    -They didn't eat as many beans as they should have (they had beans, they unironically just weren't popular), but peas and other legumes were quite popular, as were a variety of vegetables: lettuce, cabbage, turnips, beats, carrots, onions, garlic, parsnips, radishes, typically boiled. Peasants thought vegetables were toxic and would frequently boil the frick out of them.
    -The biggest source of protein at the time were dairy products like cheese, butter, milk, and the odd fermented not-quite-yogurt-kefir-what have you. Peasants ate a LOT of cheese and a LOT of butter. Second place goes to eggs and third place goes to fish. Granted, if you lived by the sea seafood was the biggest source due to pre-industrial fished oceans TEAMING with seafood. Pork was available on a semi-regular basis; you'd slaughter a hog in late fall and cure & salt the majority of it. Beef was rare and typically cut from an old, retired, oxen or dairy cow.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Peasants ate a LOT of cheese and a LOT of butter.
      Butter (and, historically, lard) was mainly eaten in the norf. Southerners preferred oil (mainly olive, but also some sneed oils, depending on religious observances) due to temperature interactions. There's a line which separates Europe between North and South, and it's mainly based on whether butter (and lard), or oil is the dominant type of fat.
      >They didn't eat as many beans as they should have
      That, again, depends on location. A Levantine peasant would likely eat a lot of legumes, of different varieties: lentils, fava, chickpeas, black-eyed peas, even lupins (al-turmus). A European peasant would eat quite a bit fewer, mainly green peas, either fresh or dried.
      Wild fruits (apples, pears, sloes, cornelians, hawthorn, servicefruit, medron/unedo, various berries etc.) were relatively popular in many parts of Europe, though not fresh, but rather cooked into a sort of combo between a jam and a stew.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Peasants thought vegetables were toxic and would frequently boil the frick out of them.
      They probably were a bit. When vegetables are really bitter that means they're probably a bit toxic. Boiling them leeches some of that stuff out. The modern varieties of a lot of vegetables we have now are inherently less bitter so it's not much of a concern. Although even Brussels sprouts have undergone recent changes to make them less bitter too.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Gruel and pottage

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >Casual racism is funny

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >casual
      Is saying "goys aren't human" considered casual? If so I'm CEO of casual racism.

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Go watch Tudor Monastery Farm and get a copy of Pleyn Delit. It will make your life better.

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  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I basically eat like a peasant. I make bread every day with varying ingredients, typically with wheat, rye, oats, buckwheat, rice, etc. Sometimes seeds, sometimes herbs, I switch it up a lot to keep it fresh. I just mix up my dough every night and let it ferment overnight and bake it in the morning while I'm bathing and grooming.
    I also make my own crude ales, wines and ciders a couple of times a month that I drink, I almost never buy alcoholic beverages from a store unless I'm out of homebrew for some unfortunate reason.
    The rest of my diet is eggs from my ducks and quails, butter & milk from my neighbor now, my sheep died last winter ;(, and I stew beans and vegetables and roast pork nearly every day. I use some simple herbs from my garden, I grow and process my own spices like cumin coriander and garlic, and I use a shit ton of fresh black pepper so I buy like 8oz of peppercorns every month.
    Life is good!

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Sounds very cozy anon. How do you make your ale?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      you sound like a wheat fields chud

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      sounds like a wholesome diet but a little bland and not much variety

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You need some habaneros to spice shit up brother

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      extremely based. im starting along those same veins but doing muffins instead of bread since its just me and theyre easier to store in the freezer.

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Medieval Times serves tomato bisque soup, roasted turkey thigh and leg, and corn on the cob.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      those are all new world foods?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Is that a question?

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Bread isn't really iconic of the poorest peasants, it actually takes quite a bit of processing compared to just making gruel

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I worked a summer in a living museum where we were paid a decent amount to live and work as medieval peasants.

    I was a well-to-do peasant, I had to take care of two cows, two dozen hens, a rooster, and about 40 sheep as well as a few plots of corn (Wheat, Rye, and Oats).

    In the morning my "family" would wake up at like 4 am. There were six men and two women. The women would milk the cows and fetch the eggs and the men (including myself) would go about our chores (I would usually check fences and let out the sheep, count lambs, and such) and when the men returned the women would usually have finished breakfast which was usually bread, beer, eggs, milk, butter, some jam (we were provided it via our social status) and bacon (again, social status).
    we would work around the properties until midday and we would eat a half-loaf bread with butter and cheese, sometimes with slices of onions, cucumber, or some other vegetable, and water or beer.

    In the evening we would eat supper and it was the big meal (we were in Northern Europe so it was still light out) and would eat bread, fish, and vegetables or meat depending on which was provided.

    Its been about a decade but I sometimes miss the simplicity of that life.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      sounds based
      what was the pay?
      did you get to bang your "wife"?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      that's super nice

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >beer
    Yes. But think 0,3-0,7% fresh, not modern 4-7% strong beer.
    And if its a really good casket, save it for a festivity while using a newer batch for daily drinking.
    >Wine
    Yes, but always diluted.
    >Butter
    Yes, but not fresh. Margarine was popularized as a butter replacement with better shelf life, and was later popularized as a cheaper butter replacement , and is now popularized as a "healthier" butter replacement.
    Also rendered lard. Or oils down south, since butter has miserable shelf life in the Italian heat.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Yes, but not fresh.
      A lot of peasants would have had plenty of access to fresh dairy, but I suppose it depends on where exactly you're at.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        By the same argument you have fresh of access to blood, but in reality it spoils as time goes on a pre refrigeration society.
        Its almost as if cheese, yoghurt, butter and other milk products exist because milk spoils quite fast.... which means you need to process it to maintain the caloric surplus over time... especially when late winter is always a harsher part of the season than harvest time around mid fall.

        AND
        One do not churn portion butter daily, even less so when not everybody has milk cows.

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Fresh fish, freshly slaughtered meet, soup, bread, seasonal vegetables

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    For peasants, pottage (vegetable and meat soup), boiled eggs, and cheese/butter on trencher bread. Fish and birds were the most common meat. Male pigs, goat, sheep, and cattle were also cooked and eaten. Sometimes also rabbit, frog, and other game.

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    Clay pot and wooden spoon would boil by the hearth, while smoking the meat and fish hanging from the thatched roof.

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I remember watching some history youtube that talked about Henry the 8th. He'd have a beer, some bread and some ham for breakfast. Very basic and wholesome start to the day.

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Looks good

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    only morons believe that 1000 years ago people were mouth breathing retatds. they were probably good cooks, though lacking in exotic spice they would use anytging local.

    all bread was sourdough as there was no dried yeast. they made fish sauce in europe, kechap manis packs a punch.
    they made subjee out of ground up herbs and buckwheat. they roast small game, were very fond of eels, they invented our beer.they could cook.

  34. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    85% the worst kind of bread you can imagine
    5% whatever vegetables they could find
    5% milk from animals they reaised
    5% meat from the animal that died from old age

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