FC: THE ANGLO-SAXON STORY
1: THE ANGLO-SAXON STORY CREATED BY ANDRAY LINEBERGER 9/8/09
2: Fish: When the Romans invaded Greece, they were first introduced to seafish, which they before had never consumed because they were mostly inland farmers.
3: Meat: Beef would have been considered the most preferred in Britain during the time of the Anglo-Saxons and the Roman invasion. Cattle were one of their most prized possessions and great care was taken to ensure their safety. Many fortifications were made in an effort to protect the cattle including cattle enclosures.
4: Most of the fruits eaten by the Anglo-Saxons were wild, soft fruits like wild strawberries, raspberries, bilberries, blackberries, dewberries, and elderberries. Later the Romans brought peaches, apricots, figs, and almonds to add to their diet.
5: The Roman style of cooking that began to sweep the country created a greater need for various spices to be cultivated. Spices like mint, thyme, dill, fennel, garlic, onion, hyssop, rosemary, and sage were planted in various gardens throughout Britain, and some began to grow wildly so that many wild herbs are still found in England today.