Ginger would have been a rare and expensive commodity in Anglo Saxon England. If feeling less flush (or portraying a low status character), you can leave out the ginger, and it’ll still make a great soup
A great lunch after a springtime forage. Pick only the top 3 or 4 young nettle leaves from each plant, and wear stout rubber gloves such as marigolds
As far as the archeological evidence, deer would have been pretty regularly eaten in Anglo Saxon England
Boiling would have been the main method of cooking meat in the Viking era, though large cuts like this would likely have been reserved for a special occasion.
Dumplings were known as apples to the Anglo Saxons
A delicacy of the Anglo-Saxons
Pottage would have been quite a common food for the Anglo Saxons and Vikings. Often
left in the pot for days or even weeks, with new ingredients added as they went along.
This is a great base pottage, but feel free to add your own ingredients as you go along.