One of the '700 taverna

One of the '700 taverna

Before the outbreak of French Revolution, the daily meal, for Parisians, It was far from obvious.

Most of the people, given the state of poverty in which the people lived, he had to settle, when he was the availability, to supply essential and too simple.

Bread and broth were the basic foods, sometimes replaced by a tisane.

The water is bought cheaply at the city fountains.

The teas were consumed almost exclusively by women and the sick, but carefully avoided by men, assiduous frequenters of coffee and especially taverne, where they allowed several glasses of brandy, rosolio e spirit.

When he walked in the street, it was easy to run into a seller of waffles, much appreciated by the children (Photo gives: unarosadoro.com).