[Sca-cooks] Harfleur 1415

Terry Decker t.d.decker at att.net
Sun May 31 17:21:03 PDT 2009

You're probably safe with beef, pork or salt cod, although having come 
through a month or so without restocking, the meat was probably salted.  The 
siege was ended by a negotiated date (September 23) to permit time for a 
French relief column to arrive.  Henry restocked his expended weaponry from 
the intercepted French and Harfleur opened the gates on Sept. 22, IIRC.  The 
city's stores had not been fully expended and Henry resupplied from them.


>I have spent most of the past week looking for what would have been 
> eaten meat wise in the area of Harfluer around 1415.  I know it was/is a
> port city, but what I am looking for is mostly whether pork was common. 
> Any
> ideas where else I can look?
> I am going to sponsor a siege cooking competition at Glory over the 4th of
> July weekend.  Don't want to do beef if I don't have to, and am not doing
> horse. (Was suggested...)
> Aldyth

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