View Full Version : What did the Romantics eat?

12-09-2011, 01:47 PM
Hi there,

I'm planning a supper on the street where Charles Lamb lived. So I'd like to be playful with the menu and refer to, if not replicate, the kind of dishes Lamb and his crowd would have had for dinner.

I'm also really interested in whether their menu would have reflected their aesthetic choices in comparison to their peers -- were Lamb and Coleridge more drawn to robust, common fare than fastidious Beau Brummell or vegetarian Shelley, for example?

If you can offer me any help on what my dinner might contain, or at least gesture to, I'd be really grateful.