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Emma B BS: Dinnertime in America (57* d) RE: BS: Dinnertime in America 12 Aug 10


What Time is Dinner?

- a look at the evolution of mealtimes in the UK and US from the History Magazine

"Today we don't always agree on the names and times of our meals. Some of us have dinner at eight, while others have supper at five

The names of meals and their general times were once quite standard. Everyone in medieval England knew that you ate breakfast first thing in the morning, dinner in the middle of the day, and supper not long before you went to bed, around sundown.
The modern confusion arose from changing social customs and classes, political and economic developments, and even from technological innovations."

Personally I love the sound of 'nuncheon' eaten between dinner and supper.
Peasants were sometimes guaranteed nuntions of ale and bread on those days they worked harvesting the fields in the lengthy days of late summer and autumn, when sunset and supper came many hours after noon and dinner.


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