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, [...]
**Beware, rampant speculation** I don’t have any direct evidence, but the more I read about early modern Finnish food and foodways, the more I suspect that the Finns remained more culturally isolated (due to language, geography, politics) than did the rest of Scandinavia, and thus that early modern Finnish food can give us more insights [...]
Happy 2011! May the new year be filed with joy, light, and Viking food!
I realized I’ve been a bit quiet here of late. Not much to report. The last few events we’ve been to have been hot, so nobody wanted to cook over the fire. That means eating out of the cooler, which is a bit less Viking and a bit more convenient, as much as I hate [...]