No Food, Only Beer: Fasting Like a 17th-Century Monk
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I have a friend who is a historical reenactor.  She decided to spend the entirety of a two week long event only consuming foods as her character would have done in the Middle Ages.  During the period, "small beer" was consumed instead of water (it was safer).  So . . .  this rather petite, 60+ year old woman started her morning with beer, drank a refreshing brew after her morning walk, ate lunch and drank more beer, beer, beer. . .   You get the idea.  Notice something though: I said beer - not small beer.  She was completely plastered for two weeks straight!  The reason: she didn't know the difference between modern beer's alcohol content and "small beer" which was substantially less alcoholic!
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RE: No Food, Only Beer: Fasting Like a 17th-Century Monk - by Fontevrault - 03-15-2019, 10:25 PM



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