Everyone, by law, ate fish, not meat, on Fridays and during Lent.
Meat and Fish
Until the 1580’s, vegetables and fruit were less popular. By the end of the century there were many more vegetable and fruit gardens, and many new varieties were available, but only for the rich. From Europe came raspberries and gooseberries. From America came peppers, pumpkins and potatoes. Vegetables and Fruit
The rich ate bread made of flour. The poor people ate bread made out of rye or ground acorns. Rich people would not eat these because they thought that they were poor people’s food. Bread Butter and Eggs
This came from Asia and was very expensive and hard to get. Honey was more usually used to sweeten food. The rich drank wine from France and Spain. The poor people drank ale, cider or buttermilk. Sugar Drink