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MrMurphy
01-29-2004, 14:24
Next time you get in the mood to watch Braveheart or hit a Ren Faire:


French bread or rolls, or a loaf of bread from Walmart: $1-2

Summer Sausage and a knife to cut it. ($4 assuming you have the knife).


Water.

Cheese ($2).

Beer is optional. :) (And yes, people in England back then ate cheese, bread and beer for breakfast).


It's not Cheerios or a Big Mac but it fills you up cheap.

allanc
01-29-2004, 15:04
I drink scotch when I watch Braveheart. ;f

pizzaaguy
01-29-2004, 17:35
Originally posted by MrMurphy
Next time you get in the mood to watch Braveheart or hit a Ren Faire:

a loaf of bread from Walmart: $1-2


I didn't realize Wal-Mart has been around that long! ;f

The Pontificator
01-29-2004, 17:37
Originally posted by MrMurphy
It's not Cheerios or a Big Mac but it fills you up cheap.

and locks you up like eating cement ;f

MrMurphy
01-29-2004, 19:28
Only if you're not used to it.

MrsKitty
01-29-2004, 20:11
You don't need a knife for summer sausage--just knaw off the end;f

That's some good stuff!

I wonder, why is it called "summer" sausage? Why not spring or fall?

The Pontificator
01-29-2004, 21:28
Originally posted by misskitty5077
You don't need a knife for summer sausage--just gnaw off the end;f


You mean like the Kielbasa Queen? :)

Soujurn
02-05-2004, 02:42
Taken from http://www.post-gazette.com/healthscience/20030217medieval0217p3.asp

The medieval diet seems also to have been far more varied than the goods that can be found in a modern supermarket.

Among things eaten were starlings, vultures, gulls, herons, cormorants, swans, cranes, peacocks, capons, chickens, dogfish, porpoises, seals, whale, haddock, hedgehogs, cod, salmon, sardines, lamprey eels, crayfish and oysters. Turnips, parsnips, carrots, peas and fava beans were common vegetables, and use of onions and garlic was common.

Whatever the meal, it was well spiced. The Roman conquest brought nutmeg and cloves to Northern Europe, and cinnamon was used before that.