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Social Studies | Medieval Middle Ages Renaissance | Food Resources

Learn about the food in the middle ages and renaissance. You'll find out what the people were eating, how they prepared and preserved it, how you can make your own authentic medieval dishes, and more!



Middle Ages and Renaissance Food

A Boke of Gode Cookery

A collection of Medieval recipes adapted for the modern kitchen, with period receipts, translations, and redactions. Included are original recipes, graphics, photographs, descriptions of feasts, information on period cookery, and articles on related Medieval subjects.


Food and Drink in Anglo-Saxon England

When we visit the shops in England today, we are presented with a wealth of fruit and vegetables from all corners of the planet from which to choose. For people in this country in the tenth and eleventh century this could not happen. They had only such foods as could be cultivated seasonally or found wild. Exotic foods such as potatoes, tomatoes, bananas, pineapples - fruits and vegetables of the New World, were unknown here.


Glossary of Medieval and Renaissance Culinary Terms

This is a listing of culinary definitions for words found in historical recipes.


A Medieval Feast

Menu for the banquet given for the English king in 1397, shortly after King Richard II's marriage to Isabella of France in 1396.


Medieval Food Pictures

Medieval, middle ages, renaissance food and feasts pictures. Illustrations of medieval food, images of table settings, cooking utensils, plants, and more, plus free medieval clipart.


Viking Age Foodstuffs

This document was originally compiled to help individuals in the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. create more historically accurate feasts with Viking-era themes.