About food and feasts Paige VanDerwarker


Website Title: Find in a library with WorldCat Article Title: Life during the Renaissance Electronically Published: January 21, 2017 Date Accessed: March 06, 2017

Title: Daily life in Renaissance Italy, Published: Greenwood Press Westport, CT 2001, Authors: Elizabeth S. Cohen, Thomas V. Cohen

Title: Fooles and fricassees: food in Shakespeare's England, Published: Washington, D.C. 1999, Authors: Mary Anne. Caton, Joan Thirsk

How many meals do people generally eat each day?

The more restrained preferred two- dinner(lunch) supper. If you were in the lower class you would most likely have 2 meals a day. In the upper class you would 3 meals a day.

What type of dishes/silverware were used by the wealthy and lower class?


The rich liked silver or fancy majolica, Renaissance Italians used plates, bowls, trays, and pitchers made of dull metal or simple terracotta.

What foods were likely to be served at this event?


Two foods that were served are Sicilian macaroni and stuffed eggs. 2 vegetables: cabbages and carrots, 2 fruits: cherries and oranges, 2 meats: pork and beef.

How many courses would have been served? Who did the cooking? Wealth of the host?


typically served dozens of elaborate dishes. They would higher someone who would cook meals, and the hosts were wealthy.

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