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Barbarian Food

Posted: July 6, 2012 in Barbaric Feasting!

This is from Tacitus’ Germania, describing the barbarians of his time (circa 98 A.D.), to the east of the Rhine and north of the Danube.

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/tacitus1.html
A liquor for drinking is made of barley or other grain, and fermented into a certain resemblance to wine. The dwellers on the river-bank also buy wine. Their food is of a simple kind, consisting of wild fruit, fresh game, and curdled milk….

Their use of wild fruit and fresh game (mentioned first by Tacitus), suggests a modified “caveman” or “paleo” diet.