(REAL) Prehistoric Food
Kirstine Friis Albrechtsen
·A board for all things related to REAL prehistoric food; from Stone Age to Viking food and Medieval food and from Scandinavia to ancient Rome. You won't find…
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Bread and Circuses
The Clibanus or Testum is basically a small portable oven from the Roman period and pieces of Clibani have recently been found at the Amphitheatre in Chester, where it is suggested that they were used for producing fast food. The photo shows one of my replicas in use baking bread. Again a fire is lit on a flat stone and the clibanus put next to it to preheat. The stone, once thoroughly heated, is cleaned and the dough placed on it covered by the clibanus. Hot ashes and burning charcoal are t...
FRUMENTY - Frumenty was a staple food for thousands of years. The earliest versions were probably made by early farming communities with dried grains. Frumenty was still being commonly referred to in Victorian books, although it had fallen out of favour as a dish by then.There are many versions of frumenty, including a winter dish often served at Christmas. This dish was made with milk, eggs, currants and saffron - Tudor Recipe (cookit.e2bn.org)