Emperor Qianlong's summer breakfast. Emperor Qianlong's summer breakfast.
Emperor Qianlong's summer breakfast.
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In the Forbidden City, the emperor’s meals were plain and lonely

  • He did not routinely feast on lavish meals, but instead had a balanced and plain diet
  • Qing emperors ate alone except during special ceremonies, without even family for company

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Emperor Qianlong's summer breakfast. Emperor Qianlong's summer breakfast.
Emperor Qianlong's summer breakfast.
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