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Setting A Publick Table: Food and Food Service at a Colonial and Early American New Jersey Tavern
Council for Northeastern Historical Archaeology Conference (2005)
  • Megan E. Springate
Abstract
The Blue Ball, a tavern located in Shrewsbury, New Jersey served primarily a local clientele from 1754 through 1814. Excavations on the site of the still-standing structure have revealed a wealth of information regarding the preparation and service of food from the late Colonial through the Early American period. Using documentary and archaeological evidence, this paper will explore the menu and the table settings found at The Blue Ball. The Blue Ball, open to the public as The Allen House, a colonial tavern interpretation, is owned by the Monmouth County Historical Association.
Keywords
  • tavern archaeology,
  • foodways,
  • mid-atlantic
Publication Date
October 23, 2005
Citation Information
Megan E. Springate. "Setting A Publick Table: Food and Food Service at a Colonial and Early American New Jersey Tavern" Council for Northeastern Historical Archaeology Conference (2005)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/meganspringate/2/