ARN - Squires and Cadets et al.

Ghia Hoover ghia_f at
Sat Dec 2 07:20:27 PST 2000

Hi Benedict!

That's a tantalizing bit of research; could you point me to where I can read 
that article?  If it has more bits of trivia in it, then it sounds like just 
what I'm looking for.


>I recently read an article that was regarding the daily habits of the 
>Elizabethan middle and upper class, not noblity.  It stated that the vast 
>majority of houses in the middle and upper-middle classes did not contain 
>what we would regard as a kitchen.  The article speculates that is was 
>cheaper to 'eat out' than to cook at home due to the lack of any way to 
>keep food w/o spoiling, while taverns/inns would be able to constantly get 
>fresher food.  At home foods would have been breads and easy to keep 
>veggies (onions, turnips, ect) but meat at home would have been uncommon.
>Benedict / Joe
>  Amerinda wrote:
>I struck me as ironic that we would be asked to spend the day acting the
>proper gentle born and then be fed in a tavern.
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