Food during the Romantic Period – How did it affect literature?

As discussed in class today, the food during the French Revolution was very slim pickings. Those that had money were able to have nicer food from other parts of Europe, such as Italy. Those that did not have money (of which there were many), were forced to live off of bread and cake. Spirits (alcohol), as we could imagine, were very popular during that time period as well.


Cookbooks began to be written as well, and people were beginning to sell recipes. They were mainly targeted to servants rather than mistresses, hence the language was very plain and easily accessible for those that may not have had the education that others may have.

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