Tasty Tudor treats with Peak District YAC
Peak District YAC members lived like Tudors in our May session, sampling some of the culinary delights that would have been on offer to them as poor peasants and rich aristocrats.
After a quick discussion on how the archaeological record can help tell us what the Tudors may have eaten and how people would have got their food, we started cooking!
On the peasant menu...
The poor peasant group had to rely largely on what they could grow themselves, so a vegetable pottage or broth made with carrots, celery, broad beans, onions and herbs along with some unleavened bread was on the menu for them.
A rich diet...
The rich could afford the imported sugar and spices so they splashed out on some gingerbread and ice cream, all washed down with some spiced apple juice.
Of course, all being very generous people, our YAC members shared their tasty treats with their betters/inferiors and a splendid feast was had by all!
Blog by Rosie Scales, Peak District YAC volunteer
Make your own Tudor meal!
You can download our medieval recipe book to make some tasty Tudor treats yourselves.
If you have a go at any of the recipes in the book, we'd love to hear from you! Just email YAC HQ and let us know what you made, and whether it was good to eat.
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