Posts Tagged ‘mediaeval’

A jug of wine, no loaf of bread

Posted by Martin Field on 27 October 2009 in Food and Wine

Bread has all but disappeared from restaurant tables and we should all lament its absence.

In mediaeval days, they served meals on trenchers instead of plates. The trencher was a thick slice of stale bread and the meat and gravy were ladled on to it. When the meat was finished, nobles and peasants alike gobbled up the gravy-enriched trencher as a second course. Read the rest of this entry