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Henry VIII’s Banquet Menu. First course. 100 whole roast pigs with mustard 3,500 spicy roast larks 300 salted saltwater fish. Second course. 1,200 roasted cockatrice (front half of cockerel sewn onto back half of piglet) 60 whole roasted swans with cloves 300 eel pies with garlic purée.

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first course
First course
  • 100 whole roast pigs with mustard
  • 3,500 spicy roast larks
  • 300 salted saltwater fish
second course
Second course
  • 1,200 roasted cockatrice (front half of cockerel sewn onto back half of piglet)
  • 60 whole roasted swans with cloves
  • 300 eel pies with garlic purée
third course
Third course
  • Venison stew with mead (made with shoulder, flank and neck)
  • Sugared lampreys
  • Wild bird pie (contains live birds and small pie)
  • Jelly castle
drinks
Drinks
  • Beer
  • Mead
  • Spiced wine
  • Sherry
  • Cider
sweets and confections
Sweets and Confections
  • Cheesecake
  • Sugared jumbles (knotted biscuits)
  • Honeyed fruits
how is tudor food different from modern cooking
How is Tudor food different from modern cooking?
  • Tudor water was polluted
  • Rich Tudors mainly ate meat
  • Food was heavily salted to stop it rotting
  • Then it was flavoured with spices to disguise the taste
what modern ingredients did they not have
What modern ingredients did they not have?
  • Chocolate
  • White bread
  • Margarine
  • Not much fruit
  • Breakfast cereal
  • Coffee
what did they use instead
What did they use instead?
  • Honey
  • Rye bread
  • Cheese
  • Curds
  • beer
any curious food customs
Any curious food customs?
  • You must not blow on food to cool it
  • Rich people used trenchers (large slabs of bread), instead of plates
  • A Tudor feast could last for many hours
where did ingredients come from
Where did ingredients come from?
  • Farms
  • Market
  • Wild food like deer
how was henry viii s food different from a poor person s
How was Henry VIII’s food different from a poor person’s?
  • He ate meat
  • A poor person ate vegetables, like turnips
  • He ate tons of food
  • A poor person would eat only a small amount
  • A poor person would eat the same breakfast every day (bread or porridge)
  • Henry VIII ate lots of different types of meat