Essay On Elizabethan Food

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Food Eaten During the Elizabethan Era Over the span of history, there have been many different foods eaten by many different cultures. The Elizabethan era had many different types of food eaten and how they prepared the meals. Their diet depended on wealth and social classes. There were monarchs, nobles, and merchants during this time; the monarch’s ate best quality of food than the nobles and merchants because they were the highest the social class. They were mainly classified by “rich” and “poor”. The Elizabethan era lasted from 1558 to 1603. There were many different types of food eaten, social class diets, and preparations of food in the Elizabethan era. During the Elizabethan era, there were a variety of types of food eaten. Their eating times were very much like how ours are today. Their meals were split up into three parts of the day: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast was usually eaten at 6-7AM, lunch at 12PM, and dinner at 5-8PM. Most Elizabethan people ate fruits, vegetables, meats, and other items…show more content…
According to Elizabethan Food, “Preparing meals was quite time consuming in tudor times as there were no ready meals!” All the meals made by the housewives were usually made from scratch. The meats and the vegetable soup was usually cooked over an open fire. Meats were roasted and turned over the fire on metal rods. It was not unusual to see a dog turning the meats over the fire. According to Elizabethan Food, “These turnspit dogs (now extinct) were bred especially for the purpose and would be made to walk for hours inside a wheel (similar to a hamster's wheel only much bigger) that slowly rotated the meat.” They put hot coal down so the dogs would keep walking to turn the meats constantly. Bread was usually made in a brick oven. These ovens would make a large quantity of bread at a time. Housewives and the kitchen had a big role in the Elizabethan
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