TUDOR FOOD James Wright Yr5 This drawing of these tudor family at their dinning table. there is a parrot on the table, there is a dog on the plate in the far right and left of this portrait. This what the rich tudors would be eating for most of the time especially Henry the VIII. there are two pheasants in the background as well. Poor tudors would not have this food unless they had a rich relative that was generous and caring. Tudor Banquet Menu Course 1 Quarter of a stag marinated in salt. Stuffed chicken loin of veal Course 2 Shoulder of a roe deer Pig head Course 3 Plaited bread Roasted pheasants Course 4 Roast lamb Oranges Course 5 Preserves Pastries Drinks Wine Ale Milk Questions About Tudor Food • How does Tudor food differ from modern food ? – Cooked over an open fire spicy, colourful and lavish very rich and not very healthy. • What common ingredients from today did the Tudor not have? – Preservatives and potatoes' • What did they use instead ? – Ate meat in season or pickled it. Poor people ate turnips, beets, carrots. Questions About Tudor Food Cont • What curious customs did Tudors have around food? – Lavish decorations, such as peacock feathers or decorating tables as lawns complete with with tents, meals lasted for 3 hours or more. • Where did their ingredients come from? – Food purchased in markets, but lots came from France the new world and asia. • How did Henry’s food differ from common peoples? – Henry had a much greater variety of food, but with less vegetables than the poor.