In the Stillroom distillations, preserves and delicate floral syrups were prepared. The Stillroom was also used to prepare medicinal tinctures and herbal potions. But the most famous use of the Stillroom was to produce alcoholic beverages!
Elizabethan Food Preservation - Jams, Marmalade and Curd
The expanded use of Sugar was a feature of Upper Class food but it was still expensive so honey was used in many Elizabethan recipes as a sweetener. Jams, marmalades and curds were enjoyed by the Elizabethans and made from a variety of fruits (some home grown and some imported).
Interesting Facts and Information about Elizabethan Times and Elizabethan Food Preservation
Some interesting facts and information about Elizabethan Times and Elizabethan Food Preservation