[Sca-cooks] A short note about medieval meals & breakfast

edoard at medievalcookery.com edoard at medievalcookery.com
Tue May 12 12:51:58 PDT 2009

I just came across this reference:

"Divers artificers and laborers reteyned to werke and serve, waste werke
moch part of the day, and deserve not ther wagis; sum tyme in late
comyng vnto ther werke, erly departing therefro, longe sitting at ther
brekfast, at ther dyner, and nonemete, and long tyme of sleping at after
none."  - Stat. 2 Hen. VII., cap. 22 / as appearing in Medii Aevi
Kalendarium, Vol. 1., R.T. Hampson, 1841.

Implying that in England, for at least some time between 1485 and 1509,
it was common practice for workers to have three meals a day.

- Doc

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