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BC: Pictures : yahoo images Your lack of citations explains why you did not give better information in several required areas. Minus 30 pts.

FC: My Life as a Renaissance Baker By: Josh stevenson and De'Andre Barber | 54/100 pts.

1: My Life as a Renaissance Baker | By: DeAndre Barber and Josh Stevenson | Twelve gramma/sp/tense errors--minus 6 pts Lack of info on diet and clothing--minus 10 pts.

2: The Baker was a common occupation but not as easy as some may think. There was a period when bakers began cheating the public at such a rate that public outcry reached the ears of several kings. As bread was a daily staple of Renaissance life, the bakers knew that they could charge a lot of money for minimal portions of their products. As such, kings levied laws against bakers stating that they were to lower their prices and keep honest. In fact the common term "A Baker's Dozen" (meaning 13 instead of 12) came from this time period. Any baker caught selling less than an even dozen was strictly and harshly punished. As a result bakers began adding one extra loaf to be certain their count would be correct or even over the amount decreed by law. Good bakers were often invited and employed by the rich and elite as personal cooks and chefs inside the safety of castles. Their duties included the preparation of dinners and large feasts. There were exceptional bakers of all classes. During the Renaissance, food preparation was one of the duties of women, for their own families. In some instances a part of the job of preparing food was done by people outside the family, as a way to make their living. | not original work! minos 10 pts.

5: A day in my life as a baker during the renaissance period (unnecessary--you would not have called it the renaisance period while living in it) is (includes) being employed by a wealthy family to cook and prepare bread and meals for them. [What do you fix for wealthy family?] But prior to going to the family's house , I work at my shop and prepare bread for the day. When I leave my shop , my apprentice runs the shop.

6: The bread we ate (eat) was (is) salty and stale. The flour was salty to discourage weevils from burrowing their way in. Stoves to bake bread had just been invented on dry land, so naturally we didn't have any at sea. What we used was a metal box filled with sand. Woods be (is added) later added and a fire was started. As a baker I would eat my own food .[You should describe your diet. You would not be able to leave entirely on bread.]

8: We would wear an apron around our waist and we would roll up our sleeves and also wear peasant clothing , also (with) a chef hat.[description of peasant clothes needed]

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