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 […]

Projects

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Right now I’m planning on trying some new bread and dairy projects.  Last year I tried making some Ålandskt svartbröd, and just recently I found a reference to it having been described as sour “in the old days” as opposed to the sweet bread that is made today.  The modern version uses molasses and treacle, […]

Saturday food

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So we went to a Viking party (like ya’ do) on Saturday, and to get ready I made some food.  I started out with some bread.  I got a grain mill for Christmas this year (thanks honey!) so I ground some hulless barley to start with.  The first batch of bread was barley and oat […]

Still here

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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 […]

I’m back from the weekend at West – An Tir War, and have to say that the food really worked out well.  Because I was camped with some of the best cooks from both Kingdoms, I ended up eating lots of stuff besides the Viking food I brought with me, so I’m still not sure […]

Almost there

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I think I’m just about ready for the camping event this weekend.  I got a new batch of sahti started over the weekend (actually two, a strong and a “small” sahti from the first and second runnings).  The Aland black bread is baked, I’ve got lots of hard tack, and a new batch of pickled […]

I started prepping food for the event next weekend on Tuesday or so, and it’s coming along nicely.  I’ve made some extra piima, have several bags of hard tack, the eggs are pickling, etc.  I made about two quarts worth of sauerkraut, with some fresh dill, spring onions, cabbage and kale, and a little dulse […]

I’m starting to think about what food/equipment I’m going to bring to the War in a couple of weeks.  I’m going to bring all (as far as possible) Viking-possible food, and see how it works out for a long weekend. One thing I’m definitely planning for is fish for breakfast.  I’m a great believer in […]

We were doing a cooking demo at an SCA event this weekend in Port Gamble, WA, and I got to spend pretty much the whole day Saturday playing over the fire.  At home we often give out samples to the public at demos, but the food handling laws in WA don’t really allow that, so […]

Viking chowder?

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I had some stuff to use up last night, so I decided to try a new Viking possible soup.  I got some green garlic (garlic shoots), and boiled then in water until they started to soften, and added a box of salt cod that I’d thawed and soaked since the day before.  To that I […]