Historic food and drink

Historic food and drink

Magnificent herring

The most prolific fish in the world – the Herring – has fed the population of England for centuries. Find out why Downs Herring was so important to the economy in...

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  • Magnificent herring £60.00

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Introduction to dairying

A hands on day spent focusing upon historic dairying techniques, tasks and ingredients. We shall be making  butter and a simple soft style cheese. Learn more...

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  • Introduction to dairying £60.00

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Tudor bakehouse: pies and pastries

A selection of techniques and recipes from a Tudor bakehouse, from hand-raised standing pies 'coffins' to deep fried choux pastry style bennets. The morning session will...

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  • Tudor bakehouse: pies and pastries £60.00

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Cider making day

If you are tired of wasting spare apples, then turn them into a treat that was the traditional drink of Britain for nearly 1000 years. Join us for this one-day practical cider...

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  • Cider making day £70.00

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Food in Britain, 1750-1950

A day to explore food and dining in Britain from the mid-Georgian period to mid-20th century. Lectures will cover what was eaten, how it was prepared and how it was eaten, with...

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  • Food in Britain, 1750-1950 £90.00

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Cooking in wartime

An exploration of wartime cooking and rations from 1939 to 1945, with the chance to have a go at recipes.

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  • Cooking in wartime £75.00

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Cheese making

Find out about the process of cheese making from start to finish and the ingredients used to make both soft and hard cheeses. A hands-on day using recipes from 1900-1934, as well...

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  • Cheese making £70.00

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Medieval feast

How would a feast have been prepared and served c.1300? Participants will learn the social, cultural and economic reasons for feasting. The feast will then be prepared, cooked and...

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  • Medieval feast £60.00

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Old English ales

This day consists of talks on Old English ales and beers, then going to Tindalls Cottage to see the process mid brew with time to understand what the processes are there. At the...

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  • Old English ales £70.00

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