✹ About Tuesday 13 January 1662/63 GrannieAnnie on 14 Jan 2016 • Link Louise Hudson: "Not a word is ever said about vegetables or fruit. Not even potatoes, just meat." My guess is they served the meat dishes with vegetables surrounding them on the platter for a nice presentation. Sam just doesn't bother mentioning them because his wealth is shown by the amount of meat served not in the number of potatoes or carrots. He did mention they served fruit and a tart which may have been a fruit/vegetable tart. The French serve a sweet carrot tart for dessert sometimes.