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Food references in Jane Austen’s novels

Mr. Collins and the Bennet family sit down to have some excellent boiled potatoes in the 2005 "Pride and Prejudice" adaptation.

Tea and dinners are perhaps just as important as balls and walks in the countryside in Austen’s novels. Gathering around food offers occasions for relatives to embarrass themselves, news and gossip to be shared and more. Find out how well you remember some of it.

If you are having trouble with the quiz below, you can open it in a new window here.

If you want to learn about food in Austen's era check out our blog post from last year and the video below.


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