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More of What We Eat

Here are some lists of period foods for your dinner table:


Vegetables available in Europe

Garlic Asparagus Peas Spinach
Eggplant Onions CabbageCarrots
Mustard Leeks Lettuce Endive
Lentils Celery Parsnips Beets
Broadbeans Turnips Radishes Artichokes
Parsley etc.

Fruits and Nuts available in Europe

Apples Plums Quinces Sloes
Currants Lemons Oranges Dates
Apricots Melons Sesame Wardons
Almonds Strawberries Limes Grapes
Prunes Gooseberries Figs Olives
Mulberries Pomegranates Cherries Raisins
A Deer

Meat and Fowl available in Europe

Domestic animals: beef, veal, pork, chicken, duck, rabbit, goat. Also swan, peacock, goose, pigeon, doves. Swans were fairly common in the Thames, and not especially an upper class item.

Wild animals: Deer, boar, rabbit (or coney), quail, bustard, curlew, plover, cormorant, badger, hedgehog, heron, crane, pheasant, woodcock, partridge, etc.

Fish: Eels, pike, perch, trout, sturgeon, cod, haddock, ling, conger, plaice, roche, carp, salmon, porpoise, etc.

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27 March 2008 mps