Noooo! reveals this clever author:
Cooking does not necessarily follow the same chronology as other fields of creative endeavor.
People did not start eating with more perspective in the Renaissance.
Nor, for that matter, did they dine more ornamentally in the Baroque period,
or more rationally during the Enlightenment.
Dickie, John (2008-01-08). Delizia!: The Epic History of the Italians and Their Food (Kindle Locations 1136-1138). Atria Books. Kindle Edition.