Get flash to fully experience Pearltrees
I know what you are thinking: large chunks of roasted meat, oozing grease, and eaten with your bare hands. Not quite. Actually, the Anglo-Saxon recipes I got to cook were all pretty sophisticated and rather good.
A Manuscript Page From Bald's Leechbook (Cockayne Manuscript) Anglo-Saxon 9th Century There are no British or Irish earlier than the fourteenth century, ( The Forme Of Cury c.1390 A.D. was the first) thus making what many historians claim is an erroneous name for the period we are looking at, , actually quite true for a food historian. The major written sources of this period (before 1066 and all that) tell us remarkably little about the types of food and the eating habits of Anglo-Saxon’s in England. That does not mean to say that there are no records, it is just that the extant written sources, the archaeological evidence, and the anthropological records, all have to be very carefully considered in order to make some sense of the Anglo-Saxon diet.