Taverns and alehouses also sold ale and simple food and both, sometimes, had a room where people could stay. Over the course of the Tudor period, more and more foods were introduced into society as they were discovered in the New World, such as tomatoes or love apples as they were known from Mexico; turkey from Mexico and Central America; kidney beans from Peru, and of course the potato famously brought to England by Sir Walter Raleigh in the later years of Elizabeth’s reign. The rich, who could afford to buy sugar, were very fond of sugary desserts, so much so that their teeth turned black! Presenting the food well was vital. Bread was baked in an oven, generally made from stone or brick, but only the wealthy had their own oven. The cheapest bread available was Carter’s bread which was a mixture of rye and wheat. The use of sugar was a status symbol. Spices and herbs were used to flavour food and honey was the most common sweetener as sugar was very expensive. Help Learn to edit Community portal Recent changes Upload file. The Elizabethans also ate fruit and vegetables. During the medieval period it had not been common to start the day with breakfast.
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The Tudors are famous for their rich food, over eating and for their three hour meals, although it was only the rich nobility that could afford such luxury. Their food was often highly spiced and seasoned, both to show wealth, and to disguise the fact that the meat was often of very poor quality. Most people ate a great deal of meat, which was preserved by salting, smoking or drying. It was quite an unhealthy diet especially for the rich people as vegetables were not popular, the rich people thought that vegetables were suitable only for the poor people to eat. A lot of salt was used in preserving the huge amount of meat that they ate. A lack of vitamin A, found in green vegetables. Rich people despised these foods because the lower classes ate them. Preparing a meal could take several hours.