Thursday, 9 January 2014

Medical Advice we gluttons have ignored over the ages

Dr Edwin leaned on the table, forcing it to bend and his voice not to before saying, 'Sire, I must advise you against breaking your morning fast so early. You are of a melancholy humour so early eating weighs you down.' 

Sir Roger of Battly, rubbed at his paunch and rolled his eyes and said, 'But it is nothing but mere morsels such as a loaf of Kings bread, a flagon of ale and boiled beef barely covering a fist. And on fish days-' 

Dr Edwin raised his hand to interrupt,'I implore you Sire, for your health follow John of Milan’s advice to rise at 5, dine at 9, sup at 5, retire at 9, for a long life.