Tudor Food And Drink By Mimi and Eloise
Contents • Facts about Tudor food • Scurvy • Tudor meat • Leftover food • Drinks
Facts about Tudor food • Three quarters of the Tudor diet was meat • Vegetables were not popular • Tudor food was much sweeter than ours • Tudors cooked over an open fire
Scurvy In the Tudor times hardly anyone ate fruit or vegetables, because they ate lots of meat instead. So there was a illness which went round called scurvy. Scurvy means you haven't had enough vitamin C.
Tudor Meat Most people ate well. The main part of each meal was meat. This could be beef, lamb, pork, rabbit, deer, goat or wildfowl. Rich people even ate peacock and swans.
Leftovers In the Tudor times they cooked a lot of food so there was usually a lot of leftovers. These leftovers went to the servants. If there was still leftovers they would of gone to the poor and the beggars on the street.
Tudor Drinks In the Tudor times they drank red wine but they made it much weaker by adding water.