Historic Food and Drink

  • Cider making daySaturday 16 June 2018
    9.30am-4.30pm The course 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 making course to learn how to make your own delicious cider and apple juice at home. You can even bring... (more info)
  • Cooking in wartimeSaturday 23 June 2018
    10am-4pm The course An exploration of wartime cooking and rations from 1939 to 1945, with the chance to have a go at recipes. The tutor Andy Robertshaw has spearheaded numerous archaeological investigations along the Western Front, including an archaeological project focusing on the Somme area ahead of the 2016 centenary. He is an Honorary Lecturer... (more info)
  • Cheese makingSaturday 23 June 2018
    To be added to the waiting list please call 01243 811021 or email [email protected] 9.30am-4pm The course 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 as information on cheese making through... (more info)
  • Medieval feastSaturday 1 September 2018
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    Winkhurst Tudor kitchen interior
    To be added to the waiting list please call 01243 811021 or email [email protected] 10am-4pm The course 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 served to table. Medieval etiquette and table manners will... (more info)
  • Cider making daySunday 2 September 2018
    9.30am-4.30pm The course 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 making course to learn how to make your own delicious cider and apple juice at home. You can even bring... (more info)
  • Old English alesSaturday 15 September
    10am-4.30pm The course 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 end there will be time to taste some different ales and beers. The tutor Marc Meltonville, Royal Palace Food... (more info)
  • Tudor bakingSunday 16 September 2018
    10am-4pm The course Participants will bake simple loaves using live barm from beer and will learn how the weekly bake was integral to brewing. We will focus on the bread assizes and the emergence of the stringent laws governing the sale of one of the most basic food stuffs available to the Tudor person. Using the... (more info)
  • Cheese makingSaturday 8 September 2018
    To be added to the waiting list please call 01243 811021 or email [email protected] 9.30am-4pm The course 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 as information on cheese making through... (more info)
  • Tudor bakehouse: pies and pastriesSunday 11 November 2018
    10am-4pm The course 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 concentrate on oven baking: the afternoon session on individual pastries cooked over an open fire. The tutor Helen Mbye BA(Hons), MA has been involved in education at... (more info)
  • Tudor Christmas foodSaturday 8 December 2018
    10am-4pm The course Ditch the turkey, and have a go with something really traditional! A Tudor Christmas was a time of food, food and more food, when all the best things came out of the store cupboard to fuel twelve days of eating, drinking and making merry. We shall be cooking up a storm with... (more info)