A nice light meal

The Dissolute Household

Jan Steen, The Dissolute Household


This is not unlike Gert’s family gatherings.

a fricasee of rabbits and chickens, a leg of mutton boiled, three carps in a dish, a great dish of a side of lamb, a dish of roasted pigeons, a dish of four lobsters, three tarts, a lamprey pie (a most rare pie), a dish of anchovies, good wine of several sorts…

a celebratory meal for Samuel Pepys and eight friends in 1663 on the fifth anniversary of his successful gallstone operation.  I wonder if there were any leftovers?

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