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The Culture of Food in England 1200–1500

C. M. Woolgar


This book shows that food in late-medieval England was far more complex, varied, and more culturally significant than we imagine today. Drawing on a vast range of sources, the book charts how emerging technologies as well as an influx of new flavours and trends from abroad had an impact on eating habits across the social spectrum. The book begins with a background of the concept of food in medieval England, and moves through discussions on food in the countryside, the importance of drinks and drinking to late medieval society, the importance of bread, the role of sauces and spices, gardens, fo ... More

Keywords: food, late-medieval England, emerging technology, flavours, eating habits, paupers, elites, fad diets, daily rituals

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780300181913
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300181913.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

C. M. Woolgar, author
University of Southhampton