By Martha Carlin

Consuming and ingesting are necessary to existence and as a result of serious curiosity to the historian. in addition to having a true fascination of their personal correct, either actions are a vital part of the either social and fiscal background. but food and drinks, specially within the center a long time, have acquired lower than their right proportion of realization. The essays during this quantity process their topic from various angles: from the truth of hunger and the reliance on 'fast food' of these with no cooking amenities, to the intake of an English lady's loved ones and the occupation of a cook dinner within the French royal household.

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39 What remains to be seen is how woman fits into this religious connotation. Caroline Walker Bynum has explored a twelfth-century movement among the Cistercians to write aboutJesus Christ using maternal terminology and imagery. 40 Anselm based his Prayer 10 to St Paul on the words of Christ in Matthew 23:27: Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets and stonest them that are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered together thy children, as the hen doth gather her chickens under her wings, and thou wouldst not.

Calendar of Plea and Memoranda Rolls of the City of London, 6 vols (1323-1482), ed. H. Thomas (Cambridge, 1926-61), 1364-81, pp. 154-56. 24 The Goodman of Paris (Le menagierde Paris), ed. and trans. Eileen Power (New York, 1928). 25 Calendar of Letter-Books, B, ed. Sharpe, pp. 4, 104, 159. 26 None of these streets lay near the gates or the waterfront. Across the river in Southwark the poll tax return of 1381 listed six cooks and four pie bakers among those assessed. None of these, however, seems to have lived near London Bridge, the choicest commercial location for traders hoping to sell to travellers crossing the river by bridge or boat.

M. Low (London, 1949), pp. 29-32. In the mid nineteenth century Henry Mayhew recorded the cries and wares of the street-sellers of food in London. They included four men who sold hot boiled peas (made from dried green peas) to the cry of'Hot green peas! all hot, all hot! ' Mayhew added, however, that the hot peascods described in London Lyckpenny were known in many other parts of the country, where, he said, 'it is, or was, customary to have "scoldings of peas", often held as a sort of rustic feast.

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