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Medieval Diets

Discussion in 'Food and Beverage Forum' started by The Hammer, May 27, 2022.

  1. The Hammer

    The Hammer Lord of Animals
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    Of Anglo Saxon England, pre-Viking rule, actually ate very little meat. Including the nobles. Eating what we would consider a flexitarian diet, containing mostly cereals and vegetables, with occasional massive parties, where meat was consumed in large.

    "The popular view has always been of a big social divide between the elites and the peasants," Lambert told The Sun. "But their diet was the same. It shows on normal days. They were mostly eating bread and vegetable stew. And, once in a while, they would come together for a nice spread or a barbecue. So [it was] an early form of flexitarianism."

    England's medieval lords were mainly vegetarian and only occasionally gorged on meat at 'massive barbecues,' archeologists say
     
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  2. Viker

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    I just whipped up a batch of vegan barbecue lentils I think my Anglo-Saxon ancestors would enjoy. :D
     
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    I'm making a tofu/vegetable stir fry for dinner. :D
     
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    Our ancestors tummies are growling from the grave.:eek::p
     
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    I think meat was more of a luxury back in those days. In fact, throughout most of history, most people didn't really have all that much to eat compared to today.

    I wonder how Henry VIII would have reacted if one could go back in time and give him a Big Mac, a large order of fries, and a Coke.
     
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    I just made spicy cauliflower soup (pottage) and a whole grain seeded sourdough boule.
     
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