Weird History

What the Average Diet Was Like in Medieval Times 

start slideshow Kellen Perry
Updated December 17, 2019 489k views

If you've ever been to the restaurant Medieval Times or eaten at a Renaissance Faire, then you've been horribly misled about medieval diets. The real story of medieval foods and cooking is actually simultaneously a lot more disgusting and a lot more boring, depending on who was doing the eating. But there definitely weren't any turkey legs, okay?

So what did people eat in the Middle Ages? Bread, soup, meat, and plenty of fruits and vegetables. Does that sound boring? Well, they also ate porpoises and deer guts. How did people cook in medieval times? They cooked everything, any way they could, because they thought that even raw fruits and veggies were disease-ridden. Read on for some more interesting facts about the medieval diet of nobels and serfs. Huzzah!