What I wanted to know What were the most common types of foods? What problems did people have with food?
The most common types of foods Duck Rabbit Beef Fish Venison Grain Bread Potatoes
Elizabethan Recipes Boiled Flounders To boil Flounders Boil some White Wine, Water, and Salt, with some sweet Herbs and whole Spice; when it boils put in a little Vinegar, for that will make Fish crisp, then let it boil apace and put in your Fish, and boil them till they swim, then take them out and drain them, and make Sauce for them with some of the Liquor and an Anchovies or two, some Butter and some Capers, heat them over the Fire, and beat it up thick and pour it over them; garnish your Dish with Capers and Parsley, Oranges and Lemons and let it be very hot when you serve it in To Roast Pig with a Pudding in his Belly Take a fat Pig and truss his head backward looking over his back, then make such Pudding as you like best, and fill his belly with it, your Pudding must be stiff, then sew it up, and roast your Pig, when it is almost enough, wring upon it the Juice of a Limon, and when you are ready to take it up, wash it over with yolks of Eggs, and before they can dry, dredge it with grated bread mixed with a little Nutmeg and Ginger, let your Sauce be Vinegar, Butter and Sugar, and the yolks of hard Eggs minced
What I found out about the problems that they had with foods. The constant taste of salt from being preserved in it. Food going off too quickly due to no refrigeration. Limited chose for those poorer people. Seasonal foods only. Limited fruit and vegetables.
My Sources www.elizabethan-era.org.uk www.elizabethi.org/us/food http://thelostcolony.org/education/Students/ History/Elizabethan_Food.htm http://thelostcolony.org/education/Students/ History/Elizabethan_Food.htm