How did we preserve food during the Middle Ages?
These methods kept food fresh long before refrigeration existed
For centuries, people all over the world have used a variety of methods to preserve foods for later consumption. The Middle Ages were no different. A largely agrarian society, they had to store their food against threats like drought, famine, and warfare. On top of that, certain methods of food preservation also offered particular flavors. Then there was also the idea of keeping food in a way that it would be easier for soldiers, merchants, and pilgrims to transport it. How the food was preserved depended on what it was, and the particular desired effect.
Want to learn more? Then click on to discover the food preservation methods used in medieval Europe.
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