• Cereals - Wheat and rye for bread, barley for brewing and oats for animal food and porridge.
• Vegetables - carrots, parsnip, cabbages, peas, beans and onions.
• Fruit - such as apples, cherries and plums
• They were mostly vegetarians. Little to no meat.
• Exotic foods such as potatoes, tomatoes, bananas, pineapples - fruits and vegetables of the New World, were unknown to the Anglo Saxons.
• Barley was used to make weak beer, which was drunk instead of water.
• River water was often polluted.
• Wine was imported from the Mediterranean but only drunk by the very rich.
• Pigs were important for food because they produce large litters, which would quickly mature and be ready for slaughter. They were the only animals reared just for their meat. Every other kind of animal served other purposes and were only killed when they became old or ill. Sheep were reared for their wool and meat. Cows were used for their milk and, when they were old, for hides, meat and glue. All animal fat was valuable for making oils for lamps. The Anglo Saxons ate fish which they caught in the rivers and the seas.
• Most meals would have been some form of stew, soup or pottage cooked in a cauldron over the central hearth of the house.
Iron skillets and griddles were also used to cook food over the fire. They are like large flat frying pans.
• The Anglo-Saxons cooked bread in a clay bread-oven, which was outside their house. Bread was cooked by lighting a fire in the oven, letting it get hot and removing the ashes. The bread could then be placed inside to cook. They would probably cook a batch of bread once a day.

Research Paper
Anglo-Saxon Jobs
By: Kelly Tipton, Abigail Lynch, Sarah Booth, Yemisi
1. Anglo Saxon’s Burial Tombs
A. The Anglo Saxon people buried their things in their tomb with them. This provided historians with artifacts that allowed them to determine the jobs of the different Anglo Saxons. In men’s graves there would often be spears and knives which would show that those men were hunters.
2. Men's Jobs
A. Freemen
i. Owned slaves and land
ii. Richer freemen worked and helped king
    1. Slaves
i. Didn’t own anything
      1. Only owned by freemen
  1. Men’s Jobs
    1. Hunting
    2. Fighting
    3. Farming
    4. Blacksmith
    5. Bronze Working
    6. Viking Sailor
      1. Very risky!
  2. Men’s Jobs
    1. Fishing
    2. Selling at markets
    3. Charcoal making
    4. Leather working
    5. Butcher
  3. Example of Men’s Job: Viking Sailor or Warrior
    1. Only men
    2. Very difficult Job
      1. Conditions such as sanitation on ship bad and the North Sea was rough
    3. Often led to many dying because of conditions, battles, and drowning
  4. Women’s Jobs
    1. Weaving
    2. Cooking
    3. Spinning
    4. Basket making
    5. Some hunting
  5. Religious Anglo Saxon Job: Monk
    1. Only men could be monks
    2. Devoted their lives to God never got married
    3. Lived very modest life
      1. Was not allowed to have any furniture in the home
    4. Did a variety of Jobs within the monastery
      1. ploughing, farming, building, copying manuscripts, cooking and cleaning