Viking Food Guy

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

Browsing Posts published in June, 2012

As those of you who have read my past postings surely know, I think that fermentation is not only a) really neat but b) key to understanding what Viking food was like.  One of the best resources for those wanting to learn about fermentation at home is Sandor Katz’s book Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, […]

For the demo at June Faire this weekend I tried a couple of new pottages that worked out pretty well, with some reservations… For the first I put some pearl barley, whole oat groats, and whole dried green peas into a pottery vessel with some water and mustard seeds.  I then spent quite a few […]

Talkkuna

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I preparation for my class at Grand Thing last weekend I made up a batch of talkkuna.  Talkkuna is a Finnish word (it’s called kama in Estonian) for flour made from pre-cooked (usually roasted) grain.  Since it is precooked, it doesn’t require any further application of heat to be readily digestible.  It’s very similar in […]