Most of these methods had the advantage of shorter preparation times and of introducing new flavors. The entire household, including servants, would ideally dine together. Wine was commonly drunk and was also regarded as the most prestigious and healthy choice. The fast was intended to mortify the body and invigorate the soul, and also to remind the faster of Christ 's sacrifice for humanity. Being invited to a lord's chambers was a great privilege and could be used as a way to reward friends and allies and to awe subordinates. Medieval scholars considered human digestion to be a process similar to cooking.
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