[Sca-cooks] Simple plates was Size of Trenchers

Daniel & Elizabeth Phelps dephelps at embarqmail.com
Sun Jul 5 08:27:36 PDT 2009

Perhaps an alternative solution to the original question might be in how 
meals were served in inns of the period or at sea in period and later.   At 
sea common meals were, if the evidence from the Mary Rose is examined, 
served on billets of wood with a shallow hollow carved into them.  These 
might or might not have been turned and thus dish shaped round.  Such could 
be done relatively cheaply out of pine boards as rectangle "plates", branded 
and sealed.  They would of course require collection and washing up.   They 
might also constitute a second revenue stream as keepsakes.


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