FC: Anglo-Saxon Foods and Drinks
1: Anglo-Saxon Foods and Drinks By: Nahim Perez
2: Farming - The Saxons depended on what they could grow for their food and drink. - The Saxons hardly imported small qualities of spices and grapes, but only the rich people could afford them.
3: - The name of a place would show what the Saxons grew. For example a place named Appleton would be a place where Saxons grew apples. Another example would be Banham which was were the Saxons grew their beans.
4: - Even though places were named after a special crop, other crops were grown as well. - An important crop for the Saxon was grain. For example Barley was used in the brewing of ale, and to also make flour for baking.
5: - They also used wheat to make flour. - Meat was only eaten by rich people. Who were the only ones who had time to go hunting. | - They were also rich enough to employ a hunter.
6: - In the other hand poor people had to mixed various grains to make soup or gruel. -During the summer animals grew fat. Then the animals were slaughtered in the autumn, and to preserve the meat for the winter the meat was salted.
7: - Bee keeping was a very important occupation, because the saxon's favorite alcoholic drink was Mead. | Mead was made with fermented honey.
8: - Bee keeping was so important that it was probably an occupation for experts. | - Just as it is today. - Another used of honey was for sweeting food.
9: - The Anglo - Saxons did not had any sugar so that was why they used honey.