A staple of the medieval diet was pottage. This was sometimes a soup and other times a stew. For poor folks, pottage consisted of vegetables including edible weeds. The pottage was thickened with oats or stale bread. When beans, peas, and lentils became widely cultivated, the pottage became a great source of protein. Today we still eat soups and stews, but we don’t call them pottage.
To learn more about the medieval world read The Viscountess and the Templars.
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This cook tried a medieval recipe. Read the results:
Here’s a recipe for medieval pottage. I liked that one ingredient was violets.