Maria asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 8 years ago

why did knights eat roasted pigs and roasted chicken?

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  • 8 years ago
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    Because meat was popular, especially with the upper classes, who could afford to eat more of it than poorer people. meat was cooked in various ways in medieval times. it could be roasted or boiled, and served with a variety of different sauces. Sauces were made with herbs ground to a paste, mixed with wine, verjuice (the juice of sour grapes), vinegar, onions, ginger, pepper, saffron, cloves, and cinnamon. meat was also made into pies, pasties, and fritters. There were also dishes like blancmanger, in which chicken was pounded to a paste, mixed with rice, boiled in almond milk, seasoned with sugar, and garnished with fried almonds and anise. Another dish was a mortrews, of fish or meat pounded, mixed with breadcrumbs, stock, and eggs, and poached, producing a kind of quenelle, or dumpling.

    Source(s): Food and Feast in Medieval England by Peter Hammond Life in a Medieval Castle by Frances anx Joseph Gies
  • Cabal
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    Why not? There was also roasted goat, roasted mutton, roasted beef, roasted birds of all kind. Beside roasting, there was a lot of other ways of cooking meat. Stew, sausage, recipes with boiling, frying, pies...

  • 8 years ago

    Because they had swords and so could take them away from the unarmed peasants who raised them. We have the Second Amendment for a reason.

  • 8 years ago

    They did not have as many ways to cook back then, and they had feasts where lots of food was served.

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  • 8 years ago

    Because raw pork and chicken are very unnapetizing.

  • 8 years ago

    It was sign of their social class.

    Also,they taste good.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    because deep frying hadn't been invented yet

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