Have you ever imagined what a Christmas dinner was like during the Renaissance period?
According to Robert May, who published the first menu in 1660, and the book, The Accomplisht Cook, May suggests 39 dishes split over two courses, plus oysters, oranges, lemons, and jellies for dessert.
Fascinating! Here are some examples from the book...
A BILL OF FARE FOR CHRISTMAS DAY AND HOW TO SET THE MEAT IN ORDER
And this doesn't include the second course!
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