June 10th, 2016

Golden Hair

Food & Feast in Tudor England

Food & Feast in Tudor England by Alison Sim

An overview of many issues relating food in that era.

Discusses servants, for instance, and their rank as well as what they did at meals and how they ate. Nutrition of the diet. What was done for fancy. The enormous prices of food. Beer and wine. Tableware. Little survives because it was not valued for age; only for metal and if it had some noble associations. Entertainments. And more.

maybe it's a legend

I was playing with two ideas for urban fantasy, both about justifying the masquerade.  Why would very powerful magic beings hid from the modern world?  When they are also often the sort who would play chicken. . . .

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