Ember Days and Genteel Ways: Dinner at the Castle ~ Alli Templeton

Reblogged from Medieval Wanderings:

I’ve been doing a lot of cooking recently, and looking back at my past medieval adventures has got me thinking about medieval food and castle mealtimes. So by way of connecting with my beloved Middle Ages at a time when I can’t get to a castle, I’ve started having a go at making some medieval dishes. I’d love to escape 2020 and go back the glory days of castles to see how it was really done. Then I could even enjoy a real medieval feast, as dining in a castle was a colourful, time-consuming and multi-sensory experience, and it was about far more than mere sustenance. Unlike the common conception of a load of drunken, rowdy oafs gorging on great plates of food and randomly hurling chicken legs over their shoulders, it was in fact, a much more civilised and congenial occasion.

Banquet in full flow

Servants bringing in the food as the meal gets underway

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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5 Responses to Ember Days and Genteel Ways: Dinner at the Castle ~ Alli Templeton

  1. Alli Templeton says:

    Thank you so much for this, Sue, that’s very kind. 🙂 ❤


  2. Jennie says:

    I’m glad to learn that it wasn’t all a rowdy, and food flinging to the dogs.


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