Medieval Moment: Eating meat would have actually been pretty rare in the Middle Ages, so we shouldn’t be too surprised that the king is eating carrots here. More often than not you couldn’t eat meat in any given week, and the plethora of religious holidays meant consumption was fairly limited. That, combined with meat being expensive to produce, meant it just wasn’t a common food. Bread, cheese, and very low alcohol ale were staples, which…not so bad. I could live off of that diet.
Not to say that there’s anything wrong with boiled carrots. It’s more the principle of the thing, really.