Pride and Prejudice; Emma (and anything else Jane Austen)

Jane Austen is less descriptive about the food in her novels than many other authors, and when she does refer to food, it is usually to tell us about the character’s social status, character (Mansfield Park’s Mrs. Norris and her gluttonous mooching from the Sotherton Estate) or idiosyncrasies (Emma’s Mr. Wodehouse and his penchant for…