Food was not extravagant and fancy for all likes in the Renaissance. The most that peasants would get for meals would be soup or mush made from vegetables or grains, with very little meat in their diets. A common food item to peasants was black bread, a low quality bread. Nobles would have large feasts with numerous courses, dishes such as soup would be flavored with exotic spices. Dessert was called the fruit course, containing fruits, nuts, and cheeses.
Citation: Life During Renaissance Notes