food and feasts in shakespear's time madison dynes

On average, people would consume 2 to 3 meals a day. Meats such as chicken and mutton were very popular, as well as grains. Lord capulet served mutton, chicken, pears and apples, walnuts and cashews, at his costume party. (Netzley)

Terra-Cotta plates and bowls were commonly used. The rich however would use silver for more fancier dinners. (Food in Shakespeares england)

The hosts of banquets were very wealthy. The chef however would do all the cooking, stirring up to 170 meals. (life during the renaissance)

Caton, Mary Anne., and Joan Thirsk. Fooles and Fricassees: Food in Shakespeare's England. Washington, D.C., 1999.


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