ARN - tarverns and inns

Sosha Ruark-Cavett lyoness at
Mon Dec 4 18:55:21 PST 2000

A good source for this information (and it is very colorful) is the book "The
Elizabethan Underworld"  ( I think that that is the right title) It deals with
the the uses of the diffrent eating establishments in one of the chapters.

Theron Bretz wrote:

> [decloaking]
> That information seems oddly familiar to me as well, but I can't place it
> either.  I'll look through "the stacks" tonight and see if I can find it.
> Etienne
> >Ghia,
> >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.
> >Benedict/Joe
>   >>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.
> >>
> >>Ghia
> >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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