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From Soup to Syllabub: A light-heated Insight into Food and Eating Habits of 18th Century England Jane Tapley Monday 21 October 2019

Invite him to dinner Emma, and help him to the fish and the chicken but leave him to choose his own wife” (Emma by Jane Austen) Peep into the dining room of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century society to discover the elegant and amusing world of the Regency Diner. From the perils of the promiscuous diner to the presence of the chamber pot in the dining room, Georgian habits will surprise and shock a modern audience.