About Food and Feasts By: Josh DeMattos

The Banquet of the Monarchs, c.1599 . Fine Art. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. quest.eb.com/search/108_224558/1/108_224558/cite. Accessed 3 Mar 2017.

How many meals do people generally eat each day?

Most people ate grains and that was primarily the diet they ate this about twice a day. This makes for only 2 meals a day. (Netzley 16)

Grains. Photograph. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. quest.eb.com/search/139_1892011/1/139_1892011/cite. Accessed 3 Mar 2017.

Many people during the Renaissance ate grains as seen in the picture above.

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

Back in the Renaissance people used plates,bowls, Terra-cotta. For fancy dinners the rich used silver or fancy majolica, an Italian specialty, this was admired by everyone that saw it. (Cohen 244)

Georg Flegel / Fruit, Sweets,.... Fine Art. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. quest.eb.com/search/109_133707/1/109_133707/cite. Accessed 3 Mar 2017.

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

They would eat wild carrots and cabbage, pork and beef (Netzley 18) Also they would have walnuts and cherries (Thirsk 18-21)

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

There would be 171 courses served or more depending on how wealthy they are. The chef would do the cooking and this suggest the banquet hosts is wealthy. (Netzley 19)

“The Renaissance Food and Drink: Shaw and Rose.” YouTube, YouTube, 25 Oct. 2015, www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF0HqqayItU. Accessed 3 Mar. 2017.

Works Cited

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

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

Netzley, Patricia D. Life during the Renaissance. San Diego, CA, Lucent Books, 1998.

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