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A Word On Food: Shakespearean Food

Shakespearean Food

Shakespeare wrote in his play, ‘As You Like It”,

“All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances”. I seem to have entered via the kitchen door… and thus far have never left that room for long.

Shakespeare mentions food in every one of his plays. He lived during Tudor times. It was a time of more food variation than we might assume. Animal husbandry was undergoing new innovations. Gardens featured greens like spinach, sorrel and mustard were enjoyed.

Outside the famed Globe Theater during these Elizabethan times, food was sold in stalls much like a county fair today. People were cooking meat on portable spits. They would have included everything from venison to goat, lamb, rabbits, mutton, swans and herons.

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