Roman chroniclers claim that the Celts loved eating meat. In their dwellings they sat around the open fire on hay, wolf skins or dog pelts, eating meat on skewers or out of large cauldrons. They enjoyed inviting friends – and strangers – to banquets, including staged fights.
Wild animals great and small were an important source of food for the inhabitants of Noricum as the area was still largely uncultivated. The Celts in Mühldorf even had their own domesticated animals, mainly sheep and goats. But they also kept pigs.
Alongside meat, pulses like fava beans were an important source of protein. Spelt, emmer, einkorn, barley and millet, as well as rye later on, were used to make bread and porridge. Wheat was used to brew beer. If they could afford it, Celts drank wheat beer with honey.