More of What We EatHere are some lists of period foods for your dinner table:
Vegetables available in Europe
Fruits and Nuts available in Europe
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.
27 March 2008 mps