Colonial Food By Andrew Liu and Tali Lerner

Colonial Food

When the colonists came to the "New World" the king of England sent to make land for him but when they got there and stayed for a few years they wanted to become there on country and he got mad . On the Mayflower storage was not big. Also food wasn't to good either. On the trip to America the colonists ate moldy cheese, dried peas, salty beef (so salty that the sea might of tasted better), dried fish, ships biscuits as hard as rocks and pork. A part from this the colonists also ate dried herring, veggies and codfish. For an occasional treat, some lucky family gets to eat Neat's tongue.

When the colonists came to America the colonists did not know how to plant so the ative Americans like Squanto had to help them plant wheat, rice, barley, oats, rye, corn, pumpkins, squash, beans. They ate out of little plates called trenchers with little things on the side for salt. People on the Atlantic coast caught fish and whales.

This is the the colonial grain field.

It was not uncommon for a farm family to have crops nearby with food growing because many people grew their own crop. The colonial people ate passenger pigeons, turkey, Heath hen, Waterfowl ( ducks, geese, ect ...), bald eagle, lobster, crabs, Atlantic Cod, Eel, White tailed deer, Indian corn, clams, mussels, turnips, carrots, onions, garlic, pumpkins, and squash. The colonists also brought over chickens, sheep, pigs and cows.

This is a white tailed deer.

In the northern colonies, it was cold enough in the winter for meat to be put outside.

The sea food the colonists ate were Halibut, mackerel, Sea Bass, Herring, Flounder, Hake, Tuna, Stergeon, Trout, Salmon, and oysters.

This is colonial seafood!!!!

The colonists also ate lots of veggies and fruits! The types were - potatoes, cabbage, sweet potatoes, mushrooms, Parsnips, and Legumes. The colonists also ate a variety of fruits too. Here are the fruits they ate - Apples, Quince, Plum, Pear, Peaches, Cherries, Nectarines, Apricots, Pineapple, Cranberries, Grapes, Wild strawberries, Huckleberries, Blackberries, Raspberries, Melons, Watermelon,cucumber, string bean , and Tomatoes.

  1. This is all the colonists ate that we know there is probably a lot other stuff the internet knows about the colonist's diet but for now that is all we can say.


Created with images by David A Mitchell - "IMG_5468-477.jpg" • - "Barley / Gerste III" • skeeze - "white tailed deer fawn resting" • Tauchteufel - "lobster diving croatia" • apple_pathways - "Veggies" • Couleur - "fruit bowl shell fruit"

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