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That's not what I had for breakfast. You? [Nov. 3rd, 2005|03:44 pm]
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Prior to the introduction of the potato, beer was second only to bread as the main source of nourishment for most central and northern Europeans. The average English family in the latter half of the seventeenth century, including children, drank three liters of beer per person per day. Breakfast usually consisted of beer soup, which was made from hot beer, butter and a couple of eggs whisked together and poured over a roll or hunk of bread.
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From: greensmock
2005-11-03 01:49 pm (UTC)
The beer was, unfortunately, very low in alcohol content, and oh so much safer than the water. That said, I would much rather picture a group of drunken children tending animals in the street.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-11-03 05:44 pm (UTC)
Me too. hehee. I bet it made teething easier on the little ones.
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From: greensmock
2005-11-04 07:54 am (UTC)
Another fact about this I learned in a class titled 'The Cultural History of Food':
After the introduction of tea, beer was phased out as the liquid of choice. This meant that British health actually declined from lack of good beery nourishment. Sillies -- way to ruin a good thing for everyone!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-11-04 05:51 pm (UTC)
Oooh! Interesting! I never knew that. I dub thee the Culinary Queen.
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From: greensmock
2005-11-04 06:28 pm (UTC)
Ahahahahah... ooh, I wonder how appropriate that is -- though I can write two delicious pages about the potato, I am quite certain that I am not capable of making a meal for more than two people. And thus, the plight of the modern student is expressed: we can't actually do things, but we can tell you all about them. ;)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-11-04 06:33 pm (UTC)
hehe. You'll just have to make lots of different meals for two people, then, I guess. ;)
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