I was always under the impression that the women worked the fields along
side the men along with caring for children. I also believed there was
little or no meat, soup was on the fire and added to as necessary (Peas
porridge hot :-) ).
This means when did the ethnics dishes become invented? ie tortes,
cookies, yummy breads, pickled pigs feet, potato dumplings etc. These
women either had help or a lot more energy and stamina than I.