What Did The Vikings Eat

RecipeReminiscing

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We know little of the recipes from the Viking era, but knows a lot about the ingredients the Vikings had at their disposal through archaeological excavations. It is among others found “remnants” of food in pans and waste piles. Something is also featured in writings from this era. Everyday food for the Vikings was often porridge and soups / stews. Meat was mostly for celebrations. They also had access to milk, honey and eggs. They used sour milk and made cheese, beer and mead. The beer was thin and was drunk everyday. Mead is a honey wine that was drunk for special occasions.

Meat & Fish
Vegetables,Cereals
Fruit, Berries
Food products
Herbs
Cattle
Sheep
Pork
Chicken
Goat
Horse
 
Boar
Moose
Venison
Deer
Hare
Saltwater fish
Freshwater fish
Cabbage
Peas
Beans
Onion
Garlic
Carrots
Angelica
Nettle
Rye
Barley
Oats
Wheat
(more seldom)
Spelt
Wild berries like:
Bilberries
Raspberries
Strawberries
Cranberries

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