Viking Food Guy

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

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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, […]

I just recently got ahold of a copy (thanks to the wonders of ILL) of an article called The Porridge Debate: Grain, Nutrition, and Forgotten Food Preparation Techniques1.  I had seen references to it in Sandor Katz’s Wild Fermentation, but hadn’t actually read the article.  In it, the author discusses how changes in grain processing […]

Brewing

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In the last few months, I’ve started trying to do some brewing, in ways that fit with the Viking aesthetic.  I started thinking about what modern craft brewing (which I’ve done, and I love) does or doesn’t have in common with brewing as the Vikings must have done it.  The reality is, I don’t think […]