Anglo-Saxon Food & Drink
Production, Processing, Distribution & Consumptionby Ann Hagen
A vast amount of information has been brought together on all aspects of Anglo-Saxon food and drink. A picture is provided of how food was grown, conserved, prepared and eaten during the period from the beginning of the 5th century to the 11th century. Food production for home consumption was the basis of economic activity throughout the Anglo-Saxon period, and ensuring access to an adequate food supply was a constant preoccupation. Used as payment and a medium of trade, food was the basis of the Anglo-Saxon system of finance and administration. Information from literary and archaeological sources has been brought together for the first time to give insights into this important aspect of Anglo-Saxon life.