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Medieval peasant. Source: master1305 / Adobe Stock.

What did Medieval Peasants Eat? (Video)


Picture a medieval knight, weary from a long day's ride on his trusty steed, arriving at a humble roadside inn. As he dismounts and enters the rustic establishment, he's greeted by the aromas of sizzling meats, freshly baked bread, and hearty stews bubbling in pots over open fires. But what did the knight eat?

Forget about the fancy feasts of kings and nobles. Let’s delve into the simple yet nourishing cuisine of medieval peasants, exploring the dishes that a knight might have enjoyed during his stay at that roadside inn. From trenchers of bread to pottage of beans, fish and sorrel sauce, get ready to discover the flavors of the medieval era.

Top image: Medieval peasant. Source: master1305 / Adobe Stock.

By Robbie Mitchell

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I’m a graduate of History and Literature from The University of Manchester in England and a total history geek. Since a young age, I’ve been obsessed with history. The weirder the better. I spend my days working as a freelance... Read More

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