The Viking diet: surely better than that of many others medieval people

The Vikings are famous in the common imagination for their large banquets of meat and beer, but what did they actually consume beyond alcohol and meat? The peoples of the North had a varied diet, rich in wild and bred animals, fruit, cereals, poultry and fish and many other foods that they collected in the wild. Although one might think that it was a simple people, their diet was much richer and more diversified than the rest of Medieval Europe. That’s true, Scandinavia is cold, however many foods are available…

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