46+ Poor Tudor Kitchen Images. Henry viii built gigantic kitchens to feed the many hundreds of members of his court. A list from the reign of elizabeth i reveals the quantity of meat cooked in the royal kitchens in one year.
Back to tudor kitchen part 1. Reduce to medium heat and simmer until bubbles begin, or until syrup thickens. For the poor, salted meats and beans added protein to a diet based on locally grown vegetables.
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The kitchen really consisted of a hearth stone, a smoky wood fire with a pot on top and a wooden spoon. Whilst we often think of great feasts in tudor times, growing income inequality in the 16th century removed some sources of food and shelter for the poor (from landed gentry enclosing land to graze sheep and evicting farm labourers, to the dissolution of the monasteries). There is a description of food eaten by the poor in tudor times. Wikimedia commons has media related to the tudor kitchens at hampton court palace.