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FC: Foods, Feasts, and Entertainment | By: KellySchnaufer & MadisonChandler Eyer Middle School | Medieval Times

1: Authors | Kelly Lynn Schnaufer | Madison Brinton Chandler | Kelly is a great student at Eyer Middle School. She plays volleyball and is a talented swimmer. Kelly is a great person to be around and she is a hard worker and is always smiling! Kelly is an amazing person to meet! | Madison is an outgoing 7th grader at Eyer middle school. She is interested at playing sports such as softball. Madison is an amazing person to be with, if you ever meet her your life would be full of sunshine! : )

2: Kitchens | In the kitchen there could be up to 100 or more peasants working.They would use many different kitchen appliances to make the food;such as, skimmers, which were used to take small foods out of boiling water. They also used some uncommon kitchen appliances like the Flesh Hook, which is used to grab hot meat out of hot places.

3: During the preparation of the food there would be many things going on at once, some workers would be cutting fruits and veggies and the others would be removing hot meat and other foods out of boiling water.

4: Food | In the Medieval times food varied, if you were rich you got more expensive and nicer foods. The less wealthy people did not get as much food and it was not as appetizing. | People in Medieval times ate a lot of fruits, bread, pudding, cheese, porridge, and thick veggie soup. Meat was always eaten on special occasions. They would put feathers on the meat and other foods to make it look like it was alive.

5: Wealthy people used bronze bowls for liquid foods. The rich would not use regular plates, they used large pieces of stale bread and the bread would soak up all of the liquids. If the bread plates were not eaten they would either be given to the poor or fed to the dogs.

6: Entertainment | They played ball games that were similar to hockey, they used curved sticks and a leather ball.

7: Hurdy-Gurdys were like big music boxes they were used to play music, for entertainment. Wooden hornpipes were also used as musical entertainment. | After some of the guests were ready to take a small break from all the entertainment the men and ladies went there separate ways, the women would go to a room to freshen up. The men would go to a corner in the house and would start to gamble whether it was for money or items of their choice.

8: Jesters and Fools | In the Medieval times the job of a jester or a fool was to entertain and make the kings or guests laugh and be happy.

9: The Fools were to sing, dance, and do things that the peasants, guests, and kings would never dare do in public or in front of a crowd. | Jesters and fools would wear costumes with bells on them to make them look funny and entertaining.

10: Ball games | This game is similar to hockey. They have curved sticks that helped you get the ball to the desired area. They also used leather balls instead of hockey pucks.

11: Hurdy-Gurdys | These we used as musical instruments, when you turn the handle noise comes out of the hole in the bottom of the box.They are similar to music boxes.

12: Medieval Times Restaurant Menu | Medieval Meat Fresh Fruit Peasants Pudding Hot Porridge Vikings Vegetable Soup Cheese and Bread | Bill: $$$$$

13: Dear diary, I ate at the Medieval Times Restaurant on this day of 8/31/492 and it was great. The food was delightful, and they made the meat and other foods look so alive by dressing them with feathers and such. The porridge was just the right temperature and the soup was delicious. I would rate the restaurant a whole 5 stars out of 5, it was a great experience eating at the Medieval Times Restaurant. | 8/31/1492

14: Gravett, Christopher. Castle. New York: Knopf, 1994. Print. | Mason, Antony. Medieval times. New York: Simon & Schuster for Young Readers, 1996. Print. | Work Cited | Caselli, Giovanni. The Middle Ages. New York: Peter Bedrick, 1988. Print

15: Vocabulary | Skimmer- tool used to remove small things from boiling water | Cleaver- cut through animal carcases | Hurdey-Gurdy- Musical instrument much like a big music box

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