Hey do you know of any good books on food history? I'm super into your extensive knowledge on the subject. Did you just learn from reading stuff online or through like life experience or what? 😌 hope you're doing well!
Life experience mostly, my family was always involved in the food side of things, whether it was farming, green grocers, butchers or being cooks in large households for posh people. There was also a lot of book reading and anecdotes involved because my brain is just a sponge for all things history and how economy and social status changes what we eat and how we eat it. You can tell a lot about society based on current eating trends.
For a user friendly link I like to give to people writing historical fiction, this is really useful website and has informative resources to follow: http://www.foodtimeline.org/
Nothing irks me more when people write things about the “Victorian’s inventing ice cream”, but that’s just because I’m a big nerd and a stickler for detail.