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Medieval Table Manners and Food Hygiene

Season 5, Ep. 6

'Many other improprieties a good servant will avoid.’ ...


Rules for health, hygiene and manners in Middle Ages...


Yes! They existed. People were worried about manners, and food poisoning and etiquette.

Yes people washed their hands before they sat on the table.

And much, much more! Listen to todays fascinating episode!


Voiceover on "The babees book" by Lucy Davidson.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/lucy-davidson-a31682136/



Enjoy!

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Books on medieval manners:

Frederick James Furnivall, ed., Early English meals and manners: John Russell’s Boke of nurture, Wynkyn de Worde’s Boke of keruynge, The boke of curtasye, R. Weste’s Booke of demeanor, Seager’s Schoole of vertue, The babees book, Aristotle’s A B C, Urbanitatis, Stans puer ad mensam. For the overview of medieval table manners see Hammond, Food and Feast, 116–19; Henisch, Fast and Feast, 159–203; Gies, Life in a Medieval Castle, 116; and Hans Sachs, “Ein Tischzucht,” in Astrid Stedje, Deutsch gestern und heute: Einführung in Sprachgeschichte und Sprachkunde (Lund: Liber Läromedel, 1979), 130.

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