How to cook a medieval feast: 11 recipes from the Middle Ages

Food has been central to the social life of humans for thousands of years and, in medieval Europe, food consumption ranged from everyday sustenance to extravagant feasts.

The diet of the rich and poor was very different. While the upper classes and their households enjoyed fresh and imported foods, the rest of the population had to live off what the local land could produce which, at the end of winter or in times of shortage, might be very little! blog.britishmuseum.org

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Earthenware tile showing a feast, probably the wedding feast at Cana, Christ’s first miracle. One of a group of eight floor tiles at the British Museum associated with the church at Tring, Hertfordshire. 14th century.

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