When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off.
It was a sign of wealth that a man could, “Bring home the Bacon.”
They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around talking and ”Chew the fat”.
Those with money had plates made of pewter.
Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning & death.
This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous.
Bread was divided according to status.
Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or ”The Upper Crust”.