The Middle Ages: From Fasting to Feasting

In contrast to the few non-specific references to eating in Anglo-Saxon literature, medieval literature, particularly that dating from the later Middle Ages (14th and 15th centuries),  contains far more references to food.   Fish, stews, pies, bread and sweetmeats, all washed down with ale and wine, are scattered through the pages of many texts from the period.    Continue reading “The Middle Ages: From Fasting to Feasting”