Food and Drink in Anglo-Saxon England

Front Cover
Tempus, 2004 - History - 96 pages
Food in Anglo-Saxon England tells the story of what people ate and drank in England before the changes that have made our diet so sophisticated, varied, and paradoxically, homogeneous. Only very high-value goods such as spices and wine were imported into England at this time, so people were dependent upon native foods. This extensively illustrated book paints a vivid picture of the Anglo-Saxon diet, and includes recipes and a reconstruction of a typical Anglo-Saxon meal.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - wealhtheowwylfing - LibraryThing

Fantastic book on the food and drink before the Conquest. Dense with details and lots of really original research. Piecing together what Anglo-Saxons ate is incredibly difficult. Dr.Banham puzzles out ... Read full review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

2004 / 96p / 61C


Cereals Bread and Beer
Vegetables Herbs and Other Flavourings

5 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information