Elizabethan Rabbit

Preparation info

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Two Fat Ladies: Gastronomic Adventures (with Motorbike and Sidecar)

Two Fat Ladies

By Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson Wright

Published 1996

  • About

A rabbit warren was part of the live larder of an Elizabethan home. Rabbits were still hard to rear and so were regarded as luxury food. It has been said that the Middle Ages ended at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485, but the Elizabethans were still close enough in culinary terms to enjoy the use of fruit in meat dishes, a practice which I believe had come back from the Crusades.