Viking Food Guy

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

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Quinoa

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One of the very common finds from Iron- and Viking age Scandinavia sites are seeds of chenopodium album (fat-hen, lambs quarters, etc.).  The seeds have been found mixed into bread and grain paste, in addition to just being in the ground.  The inclusion may have been accidental, since fat hen grows as a weed in […]

Trekking

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Another new project for the coming year is a plan for “Viking trekking”.  Eulalia and I are talking earnestly about trying a trek (aka hiking/camping) using only Viking (or in her case Celtic) appropriate gear and methods.  We’re shooting for some time in August, since the fishing may be OK, the huckleberries should be ripe, […]

This year I spent a lot of time experimenting with fermentation in the hopes of learning more about what the Vikings had to eat.  The new project for the upcoming year is going to be wild foods and foraging.  There are several species that appear commonly in the Viking age archeological record (including stinging nettles […]