In the Elizabethan era, the wealthy people would eat large quantities of meat. They would tend their with fruits, preferring a sweet taste (Daily life). The people would usually eat two meals a day, but the laborers would eat three meals a day because they needed extra energy to keep working
Elizabeth I. Fine Art. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. quest.eb.com/search/163_2965731/1/163_2965731/cite. Accessed 6 Mar 2017.
The upper class would use a fork called a newfangled fork. Most people would eat with their hands, but only the first two fingers and thumb of the left hand. A white linen table cloth would cover the table (Daily Life in Elizabethan England 138).
If the wealthy had a feast, they would eat lots of meat like beef, mutton, and veal. Apples and melons were common at feasts. Also mushrooms and eggplants (Grendler 399).
At a feast, there would be three courses. Butlers would do the cooking. This shows that the hosts have wealth (Grendler 398).
"Daily Life in the Elizabethan Era." Elizabethan World Reference Library, edited by Sonia G. Benson and Jennifer York Stock, vol. 1: Almanac, UXL, 2007, pp. 181-194. World History in Context, link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/CX2587000021/WHIC?u=nysl_ca_queen&xid=504c1e5e. Accessed 6 Mar. 2017.
Elizabeth I. Fine Art. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016.quest.eb.com/search/163_2965731/1/163_2965731/cite. Accessed 6 Mar 2017.