Preparing a Tudor banquet
A Tudor feast would consist of chicken, rabbit, pork, beef and lamb. A common way of cooking meat in Tudor times was on a spit over an open fire. As well as a spit, many kitchens had charcoal burning stoves and special ovens for making bread. There were no electrical kitchen gadgets so everything had to be done by hand. The Tudors believed that raw fruit and vegetables made you ill, and this is why they were not popular. However, puddings and sweets were very popular.