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BC: About the Author | Vicky goes to Eyer Middle School. She loves to be with her friends and be outside in her free time. She also likes to read and play Wii. | Courtney goes to Eyer Middle School. She loves to hang out with her friends and play with her animals. Almost everyday after school she goes to dance to have fun.!

FC: Medieval Times | Food, Feasts, and Entertainment Eyer Middle School | By: Courtney Miller and Vicky Lerch | 2011

1: Medieval Times | Food, Feasts, and Entertainment

2: In 700 BC Medieval Times, peasants and nobles would have two main meals a day, dinner and supper. They would eat a simple breakfast that consists of a glass of wine and a slice of stale bread. They would eat breakfast at sunrise. Dinner was served from 10:00 to 11:00. Supper was served at sundown. | A peasant breakfast.

3: The royalty had it better than the peasants and nobles. They had foods such as; capons, geese, larks, chicken, beef, bacon, lamb, salmon, herring, eels, other fresh water fish, mutton (sheep), venison (deer), poultry, eggs, cheese, and rich sauces. | Rich Sauces | Different types of meats.

4: Menu of the Lords and Ladies | Meats | Mutton Venison Larks | Fish | Salmon Eels Herring | Extras | Eggs Cheese Rich Sauces

5: The peasants and nobles had almost completely different menu choices. They ate foods such as; wheats, bread made from barley and rye, baked into dark heavy loaves, well water sweetened with honey, and peas and beans were added to bread and pottage. They also had porridge, cheese, wayside weed, barley cakes, wild berries, fruit, and thick vegetable soup. All peasants made their own food. Honey was very valuable to peasants some even paid rent with it. | Foods the peasants and nobles ate. | Pottage | Exotic Fruits | Dragon Fruit | Cheese | Honey

6: Menu for the Peasants and Nobles | Porridge Cheese Honey Vegetable Soup Bread Barley Cakes Wild Berries Peas and Beans Wheats

7: At feasts many different things happened simultaneously. The lords and ladies had lavish foods. Some would eat off gold and sliver plates, others would eat off trenchers. Lords and Ladies sit under canopy and a man tasted the food to make sure it wasn't poisoned. Only kings had spoons and all the guests would eat with their fingers. | Trenchers | Kings ate with medieval spoons. | Feast foods | Golden Plates | Boar's Head

8: The peasants had very small feasts and is mostly with simple foods. The royalty would feed them the trenchers and leftover food along with the dogs. Children sat on the floor with the dogs, and women had their own table separated from the rest. The peasants had feast days marked in their calendar when they could stop working and play. Other feast days included special events like weddings and birthdays. | Table scraps were fed to dogs and peasants.

9: There were many unique foods at feasts for both parties. The rich ate things such as: roasted swan, boars' heads, salted fish, and for dessert subtlety. | The less fortunate ate various breads, porridge, fruits, vegetable soup, and eggs, meat, and fish were luxuries. | Each party ate off dishes called messes. The messes were shared between three to four people.

10: There were many opportunities for seeing or doing some entertainment. They had many different forms and types of entertainment. Some were between courses at meals and some were at big events. | Instrument Players | Jousting Games | Jesters

11: Some types of entertainment are dancing, singing, instrument playing, jousting, and hunting. Plays were performed along with songs, verbal games, backgammon, chess, and gambling. | Some instruments they played were: harps and larks which were most popular, lutes, bagpipes, trumpets, reed instruments, and drums. | String Instruments | Jousting | Dancing

12: More entertainment includes fun boardgames, fairs and outdoor activities. There were also jesters telling jokes, ladies working on fine embroidering, watching dancing bears, and playing blind man's buff. | Playing Dice | Chess | Embroidering Blanket

13: Bibliography | Bingham, Jane. Medieval World. New York: Scholastic, 2000. Print. | Gravett, Christopher, and Geoff Dann. Eyewitness Castle. London: | Harris, Nicholas, and Peter Dennis. Castles through Time. New York: | Mason, Antony. Medieval times. New York: | Medieval World ; Copts --- Feudalism: Volume 3. Danbury, CT: | Purves, Amanda. Growing up in a Saxon Village. Hove, E. Sx.: | Dorling Kindersley, 2008. Print. | PowerKids, 2009. Print. | Simon & Schuster for Young Readers, 1996. Print. | Grolier Educational, 2001. Print. | Wayland, 1978. Print.

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