A Surfeit of Meate and Drynke (1994)

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    Prue Leith

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    United Kingdom

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In a series looking at the world in Shakespeare's time, Prue Leith explores Elizabethan cuisine at Kentwell Hall in Suffolk. She finds that wealthy Elizabethan's ate as many as 5,000 calories a day, most of the intake being meat.She also looks at the diet of the poorer people and the Elizabethan's growing addiction to sugar.

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