Monday, 20 February 2012

Meals in Tudor Times

On Monday 20th February 2012 guest speaker Carol Haines attended the meeting in full Tudor costume and talked about Meals in Tudor Times for the rich & poor.
The main talk focused on how the tables would be laid based on your status and that of your guests. She also touched on the value and importance of salt in those days and how it was held in such high regard.
The everyday person had a square plate (hence the term "Square meal") whereas the master of the house would have a silver plate.
We also learned how some of today's everyday phrases originated from Tudor Times, such as "Turning the tables" and "Take the rough with the smooth".