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Food and drink in Anglo Saxon times

You must eat to live.

Let's look at what the Anglo Saxons cooked and ate as well as how they cooked it.


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1.For the Anglo Saxons the main meal of day was lunch time, whereas the evening meal more often was a type of broth called Briw

2.Although most cooking was done by women, a specialist Cook would be usually have been a man. Indeed in Old English the word for Cook is a male word : cóc from which we get todays modern english word.

3.The Saxons did not have potatoes - so no chips or fries!

4. The main drink for everyone would be weak beer or mead (a drink made from honey).

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