Food & Feasts IN the Elizabethan era

The people ate three times a day with a light breakfast with bread and butter and cheese perhaps some leftover cold meats and all washed down with beer. (Caton 224)

The people of the Elizabethan era often used spoons and knives to dine with and they were usually a type of knife that they could carry around with them, sometimes made of gold. (Caton 224)

If Lord Capulet were to throw a party then at the feast foods such as, chicken, cow meat, almonds, apples, carrots, meats, pears, and peanuts would be served.

A banquet was a meal course that most wealthy people had and was the equivalent of what we would call a dessert course todaaaay. This course included dried fruit, fresh fruit, and various dishes made with sugar.

Works Cited:

"Elizabethan Era England Life." Elizabethan England Life. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Mar. 2017.

Dersin, Denise, ed. What Life Was like in the Realm of Elizabeth: England AD 1533-1603. London: Time Life, 2003. Print.

Olsen, Kirstin. All Things Shakespeare. an Encyclopedia of Shakespeare's World: A-I. A-I ed. Vol. 1. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2002. Print.

Caton, Mary Anne., and Joan Thirsk. Fooles and Fricassees: Food in Shakespeare's England: With an Essay by Joan Thirsk. Washington, D.C.: Folger Shakespeare Library, 1999. Print.

Andrews, John F., ed. William Shakespeare: His World, His Work, His Influence. Vol. 1. Vol. 1. New York: Scribner, 1985. Print.

Weatherly, Myra. Living in Elizabethan England. San Diego: Greenhaven, 2004. Print.


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