Shakespeare in Food
Ateneo de Manila University
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Food and beverage play their part in the works of Shakespeare. He has used them in many of his lines (sample: Twelfth Night: act 2, scene 3-“Do you think because you are virtuous, that there shall be no more cakes and ale?” -William Shakespeare) to articulate and get his message across.Now that Shakespeare’s image and accomplishments are known throughout the world, his name and the names of his characters are used in food and beverages. Restaurants, dishes, cookbooks, etc. really sell thanks to Shakespeare.
You can see from the two Othello dessert pictures that Shakespeare has even had his influence on the aesthetics of the food. The colors seen in the desserts represent the two different races in Shakespeare’s Othello.