ARN - tarverns and inns

joe rummel jerummel2000 at
Mon Dec 4 10:24:45 PST 2000


I honestly cannot remember where I read it.  I know it was in my library somewhere so I will look for it.  It was just a tidbit of info in a discussion of general daily life.  I'll do what I can.


  Ghia Hoover <ghia_f at> wrote: 
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

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