Presenter James MacKenzie is shown the types of food that the Vikings ate, how it was prepared and cooked. We have learnt about the Vikings' diet and cooking implements from archaeological discoveries in Viking huts and refuse. Vikings ate fruit and vegetables and kept animals for meat, milk, cheese and eggs. They had plenty of fish as they lived near the sea. Bread was made using quern stones, stone tools for hand grinding grain.

First broadcast:
28 November 2008

Pupils could compare Viking foods with modern day foods, considering how foods could only be grown locally or kept fresh for short periods of time. They can research and compare a Saxon and Viking farm and consider how cooking techniques used by the Saxons and Vikings are still used today.