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The Banquet of the Monarchs, c.1599 . Fine Art. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. Accessed 12 Mar 2017.

How Many Meals Do People Generally Eat Each Day?

People usually eat 2-3 meals a day.

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

specialtyspecialtyspecialtyFor the rich they used silver, which was an Italian speciality. Others used terra cotta plates and bowls.

Lord Capulet throws a huge party, feast and all. What foods were likely to be served at this event?

They served wild carrots and cabbage as the vegtables, pork and beef as the meat, and walnuts and cherries and fruits and nuts.

How many courses would have been served? Who would do the cooking? What did this suggest about the wealth of the banquet hosts?

They served 171 courses, depending on your social class (usually more if you are wealthy) the chef does the cooking, and the this suggests the banquet hosts are wealthy.

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Shakespeare's England. Washington, D.C., 1999.

Cohen, Elizabeth S., and Thomas V. Cohen. Daily Life in Renaissance Italy. Westport, CT, Greenwood Press, 2001.

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