Food and Feasts in the Middle Ages

Food and Feasts in the Middle Ages

by Lynne Elliott


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Feasts were a common way of drawing families and communities together in the Middle Ages. They were also used as an opportunity to display a noble family’s wealth. This delightful book takes readers inside a medieval kitchen highlighting utensils used in food preparation, the servants who worked there, and how food was prepared.
Topics include:
• farming and livestock
• the harvest and how food was preserved
• markets and fairs
• herbs and spices to flavor salty foods
• food in other cultures of the same period
• towns and the merchant class
• the butcher, baker, brewer and other tradespeople
• the medieval kitchen
• hunting, hawking and fishing
• the extravagance of the noble’s feast
• feast days, celebrations, and the Church
• food shortages and famine
Teacher’s guide available.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780778713807
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
Publication date: 04/01/2004
Series: Medieval World Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.17(d)
Lexile: IG1170L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 14 Years

Table of Contents

The Middle Ages4
Ideas About Food6
Peasants' Food10
Markets and Fairs12
The Spice Trade14
Eating in Towns16
Food Shops18
Cooking in the Castle20
A Noble's Table22
A Noble's Feast24
Hunting, Hawking, and Fishing26
Feasts and Fasts28
Food in Other Cultures30
Glossary and Index32

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