Much of this book consists of praise of an unnamed female patron of Harvey's who is going to write against Nashe, and Harvey at one point says of this 'Gentlewoman's' writings, 'euery Periode of her stile carrieth marmalad and sucket
in the mouth'.
The knork (a combination of knife and fork); the spork (spoon and fork); the knoon (knife and spoon), the sucket
spoon (fork and spoon); and the splayd.
Then there is a Knoon, a knife and spoon combination, and a sucket
spoon, a utensil for eating fruit that has a two-pronged fork at one end and a spoon at the other.
Rich Elizabethans, it appears, had a cracking appetite that saw them tucking into beer and bread for breakfast followed by a hearty feast of dishes such as roasted pig's ear, suckets
Sample tasty sweetmeats like prune suckets
(prunes soaked in red wine and spices) and gingered bread and marzipan prepared by cooks in the working Tudor kitchen accompanied by a drop of warm hypocras (mulled wine).