What was the average diet like in medieval Europe?

A peek into the daily life of a medieval peasant

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31/10/22 | StarsInsider


When we think of food in medieval times, we tend to imagine something out of 'The Lord of the Rings' movies. Bearded men tearing into huge turkey legs and hunks of bread while chugging tankards of ale. In reality, the medieval diet was simpler in a lot of ways, but also super weird in other ways! Doctors of the era are not exactly remembered for their skill and accuracy. The beliefs about food and health at the time resulted in some extremely odd diet choices.

Click through this gallery to discover what it was really like for the average person in medieval Europe.

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