Food preservation

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A number of methods of preserving food existed in medeival times:

Keeping food alive

In 12th Century homes, It was considered desireable to have a 'vivarium' in which live fish might be kept until it was time to eat them. (Holmes 1952 p93)



in brine solution

Fish might be pickled in brine (salt water) before use. (holmes 1952 p93)


==cooking it in crusts For more information see Del's article on preservation of meat in the form of pies of parys, and food preservation in general: [[1]]