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.
By Mimi and Eloise
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.
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.
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.
In the Tudor times they
drank red wine but they
made it much weaker by adding water.