Food and Savagery

They tried holding the whole carcass on a stake over the fire, but the stake burnt more quickly than the pig roasted. In the end they skewered bits of meat on branches and held them in the flames: and even then almost as much boy was roasted as meat. (William Golding, Lord of the FliesContinue reading “Food and Savagery”

An Anglo-Saxon Banquet: Tucking in with Beowulf

Anglo-Saxon literature provides little material for the interested cook.  Emphasising, as it does, the heroic deeds of men, little space is devoted to the lives of women or to the domestic sphere.  

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