Medieval Table Manners
Barbara Santich [+]
University of Adelaide
Barbara Santich is Professor Emeritus in the History Department and a culinary historian who initiated post-graduate courses in food history and culture at the University of Adelaide. She is the author of eight books including the award-winning Bold Palates: Australia’s Gastronomic Heritage (2012).
With diners often obliged to share plate and cup, dining etiquette was particularly important. Codes of manners from Mediterranean Europe extend beyond basic precepts of hygiene to respect for the honour and comfort of fellow diners.