This short pamphlet is designed to help initiate the newcomer into the complexity of dining in the period 1400- 1700. The author states ‘ I am trying to describe the ‘manner’ of dining as well as table manners. I have avoided any discussion of food and recipes, for the very good reason that this is a vast area of research that is dealt with thoroughly by a large number of readily available sources. I have endeavoured here to draw together information from a range of excellent sources.
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Product Dimensions:21.0 x 14.5 x 0.5 cm
This short primer does not contain recipes, but discourses on everything associated with food. In other words how to deal with it, what you could and couldn’t do and what is the damn giant napkin for and where do I put it. Relevant extracts are presented from the courtesy and manner books which were available throughout out this period as well as discussion as to the physical aspects of dining such as the table and table setting, cutlery and napery. Select bibliography at the end.