Food and drink in a castle

What food could be found around a castle?

Table of medieval fruit at a historical reenactment

Fruit

Fruit was very popular and could be eaten fresh, dried or preserved. At the time, there were fruits like apples, pears, plums and quinces grown in the castle gardens.

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Did everyone eat the same food?

No! During the time of castles, rich and powerful people would eat very differently from the common people who lived in the towns and burghs and on the farms around the castle.