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After being regarded with suspicion during the Middle Ages, lentils regained popularity in 18th century France. The woman behind this trend was Marie Leszczynska, the Polish-born wife of Louis XV, who ruled from 1715 to 1774. Marie was the longest-serving queen consort of France and the mother of kings—and she had a penchant for lentils. [...]
During the 18th century, cabbage and lentils were staples in the diet of German peasants. Enjoy the delicious flavor and wholesome nutrition of cabbage and lentils with these simple cabbage rolls!
This savory lentil crust is excellent on fish, and can also be used on skinless chicken breasts.
Note: This post is part of a series. To read earlier posts, click here. In the course of the past week, our lentil plants have gone through a growth spurt! The plants are covered with green oval, shaped leaves and are quite tall. Last week, the lentil plants became too large to remain in the [...]
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Today, doctors and health professionals recognize the amazing superfood health benefits of Lentils, but in Medieval Times, Lentils were regarded with doubt and suspicion. Doctors of the Middle Ages taught that Lentils were difficult to digest, affected the sight, and even caused epilepsy and nightmares!
The fantastic nutritional benefits of lentils played a big part in helping Europe recover from the devastating Black Plague of the Middle Ages. Medieval peasants enjoyed their lentils in a delicious pottage like this one.