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Instant medieval food

Discussion in 'Food Forum' started by MrMurphy, Jan 29, 2004.

  1. MrMurphy

    MrMurphy ********* Moderator Lifetime Member Millennium Member

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    Next time you get in the mood to watch Braveheart or hit a Ren Faire:


    French bread or rolls, or a loaf of bread from Walmart: $1-2

    Summer Sausage and a knife to cut it. ($4 assuming you have the knife).


    Water.

    Cheese ($2).

    Beer is optional. :) (And yes, people in England back then ate cheese, bread and beer for breakfast).


    It's not Cheerios or a Big Mac but it fills you up cheap.
     
  2. allanc

    allanc "Inconceivable"

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    I drink scotch when I watch Braveheart. ;f
     

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    I didn't realize Wal-Mart has been around that long! ;f
     
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    and locks you up like eating cement ;f
     
  5. MrMurphy

    MrMurphy ********* Moderator Lifetime Member Millennium Member

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    Only if you're not used to it.
     
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    You don't need a knife for summer sausage--just knaw off the end;f

    That's some good stuff!

    I wonder, why is it called "summer" sausage? Why not spring or fall?
     
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    You mean like the Kielbasa Queen? :)
     
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    Soujurn Deus Diligo USA

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    Taken from http://www.post-gazette.com/healthscience/20030217medieval0217p3.asp

    The medieval diet seems also to have been far more varied than the goods that can be found in a modern supermarket.

    Among things eaten were starlings, vultures, gulls, herons, cormorants, swans, cranes, peacocks, capons, chickens, dogfish, porpoises, seals, whale, haddock, hedgehogs, cod, salmon, sardines, lamprey eels, crayfish and oysters. Turnips, parsnips, carrots, peas and fava beans were common vegetables, and use of onions and garlic was common.

    Whatever the meal, it was well spiced. The Roman conquest brought nutmeg and cloves to Northern Europe, and cinnamon was used before that.