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FC: Anglo-Saxon Food and Drink

1: By: Ashley Wright 2ND period

3: In the 4the century, the Anglo- Saxons lived in rural communities. in what is now present day England.

4: The mead Hall was the center of the community. in the winter those loyal to the king would get together in the mead hall where they had a good time and stayed warm.

5: Anglo- Saxons meat came from animals who could be used for more than just eating. Cows were kept for milk, and their horns were used for drinking, sheep were for wool and meat. the bones of the bulls were used foe belt ends, needles, hair pins, clothing and ice skates. Pigs were used just for their meat.

6: Pigs were important to the Anglo- Saxons and only killed when needed. The pigs had large litters which made more food available to them.. Pigs eventually began to die out, but remains have been found.

8: They used honey to make a alcoholic drink called mead. . Barley was used to make beer . The Anglo-Saxons drunk wine, but the wine was imported, but the fruit wine may have been home-produced.. Apple, pear, and plum juices were drunk as herbal teas.

11: The Anglo-Saxons ate herring, flounder, whiting, brown trout, and other types of fish.. The fish were eaten fresh or stored for times in the year when food wasn't as plentiful.

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