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Because we live in the era of supermarkets and refrigeration, we need to stop and think—look it up, actually—when we’re giving dinner parties in our books—if, that is, we want to talk about the food as well as what the hero and heroine say and do during the meal.
A recent trip to the local farmers’ market showed me what the non-supermarket food choices are in New England at this time of year. And of course it awakened my Nerdy History Girl curiosity about what would be available to eat in England during an early 19th century November.
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