Viking Food Guy

Recreating the food and drink of the Viking Age (and others)

Browsing Posts published on May 8, 2010

The kind of plowing rig pictured here From Horse Plowing From Horse Plowing represents the pinnacle of Viking agricultural technology.  Such a setup, with horses (and horse collars) pulling a metal mould board plow, was just be introduced into parts of Denmark at the very end of what we traditionally think of as the Viking […]

One of my recent favorites, that I learned from Jorunn when she entered it in our Kingdom Arts & Sciences competition a few years back… Simmer leeks and dried fish in cream with a little salt (very little if the fish is salty).  She used smoked black cod, which I’ve done as well.  It’s expensive, […]

One of the real challenges of trying to reproduce Viking food is that we can’t actually know exactly what they ate because they didn’t write it down.  What we do have to go on is the archeological record, and some very sketchy literary evidence from the sagas.  What that leaves us with is “Viking possible”.  […]