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How to Eat Like a Viking: The Magic of Mead by Gina Conkle

  What comes to mind when someone says Viking? Ham-fisted warriors raising a horn of mead in one hand and a leg bone of fowl in the other? Today’s post refines that view with a peek into long ago life in Lejre, Denmark. If my bone broth post dipped into the Sagas for its story, this Rose Hip Mead post is pure history. A View into the Past Harold Bluetooth made Roskilde the throne seat (capital) of Denmark in the 10th century. But,...

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