Food and the Renaissance at The Folger

This week at the Folger Shakespeare Library committee meetings, I got to see this wonderful new acquisition about food and the Renaissance. Created sometime between 1650-1687, it’s an Italian copy of a print by Flemish artist Joos Goeimare. It’s fascination lies in all the remarkable things it tells us about social life in the kitchen during the English Renaissance and after. Notice the close-up of the cat eating the fish. Awwww.


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