People in the Elizabethan era generally ate 2 meals a day. If they were rich , they could have up to 4 meals a day which consisted of breakfast, dinner ( which is like our modern day lunch), supper, and dessert. (Singman, 132) Forgeng, Jeffrey L. Daily Life in Elizabethan England. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1995.
The wealthy would use beautifully made adorned (Beautiful) knife and spoon which were carried in a ornamental case. The common would not eat with forks. Bowls and Plates were mainly made out of wood. Usually people would carry knife’s around with them. (Singman, 138) Book: Forgeng, Jeffrey L. Daily Life in Elizabethan England. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1995. Print.. Website: Nelson, Walter. "Elizabethan Dining." Elizabethan Dining | Mass Historia. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Mar. 2017.
Fruits and nuts included, Apples, pears, walnuts, and filberts (Folger Shakespeare Library, 17). Meats included birds, fish, mutton, and pork(Folger Shakespeare Library, 14). Vegetables included carrots, turnips, and parsnips. (Folger Shakespeare Library, 18) 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.