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Herbs and Potherbs


Europe during the medieval times lack in food spices, turning people to herbs for additional flavoring as a result. Herbs gave an interesting taste to the foods that were usually salty or dull, thus, was extremely popular. The four most common types of herbs were mint, sage rosemary and parsley, since they were the easiest to obtain. The cooks of the middle ages almost abused the use of herbs, as they could be found within almost any recipe.

Aside from the true herbs, the people of the Middle Ages also used potherbs. They were not regarded as true herbs or vegetable, instead, they served mainly to fill the cooking pot. Onions, leeks, turnips and cabbages were all common potherbs at the time, making-up a substantial portion of one's diet.

To gain a more indepth understanding of the Medieval Period and the foods of the time, please visit the following recommended sites.

A General Idea...

Introduction To Cooking!!!

In Comparison to the Renaissance

Trading and the Merchants

Food Coloring

Hunting for Food

The Horrible Porridge

All About Olives!!!

Picture Gallery 1

Picture Gallery 2

A Million Recipes

More Recipes!!!

Recipes and more.....

Alcohol...the Drink of the Middle Ages

How To Prepare A Feast

Medieval Search Engine

To Learn More...

Links, links and more links!!!