The English medieval feast / William Edward Mead.
By: Mead, William Edward.Publisher: London : George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1931Description: 272 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.Subject(s): Fasts and feasts -- England | Cooking, English | Civilization, Medieval | England -- Social life and customs -- 1066-1485DDC classification: 394.1
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Includes bibliography and index.
Preface -- I. Some Features of English Medieval Life -- II. The Food For The Feast And The Cost -- III. Preparation of Food -- IV. Medieval Drinks -- V. The Scene of the Feast -- VI. Serving the Feast -- VII. Notable Feasts -- VIII. Food and Health -- Notes -- Bibliographical Notes -- Index and Glossary Illustrations: The Abbot's Kitchen, Glastonbury, 1435-40 -- Carver at Table -- Merlin Led by a Spaniel into the Banqueting Hall -- King at Table with Four Bishops -- Poultry Served Whole -- A Fish Dinner -- The Great Hall, Hampton Court Palace -- The Gold Cup of the Kings of France and England -- Ceremonial Bringing of Dishes to the Table in a Procession by Servants Headed by the Steward Bearing His Official Staff -- Servants Bringing in Dishes, Preceded by Music -- Servant Offering a Royal Cup -- Medieval Tables -- Four Men at Table -- Six at Table -- Feast Given by Richard II in Westminster Place -- Peacock in His Plumage Presented to be Served at the Table -- Nef or Salt-Cellar -- King, Queen, and Four Guests at Table -- The Carver at Work -- Feast with King and Queen at Table
"The casual reader need not be deterred by the sober title of this book for he will find within its covers no end of entertainment, while the student of history will gain a fresh insight into medieval customs. It describes the food and its preparation, the drinks, the scene of the feast and its service. It tells of certain notable feasts which will leave the reader gasping ; it will also give him some useful advice on dietetics which, if not in full accordance with the best modern advice, is at any rate not lacking in interest. The book is, in fact, replete with curious information and tells the reader where he may go in search og more" - inner sleave note.