Historic Food and Drink

  • Cider making daySaturday 15 June 2019
    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)
  • Cheese makingSaturday 22 June 2019
    FULL
    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)
  • Cooking in wartimeSaturday 6 July 2019
    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)
  • Cider making daySaturday 7 September 2019
    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 alesSunday 8 September 2019
    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 22 September 2019
    FULL
    To be added to the waiting list please call 01243 811021 or email [email protected] 10am-4pm The course Wastel, manchets, clap-bread and griddle bread – all staples of Tudor dining. Participants will have the opportunity to bake these breads as well as learn about the importance of grain in the Tudor diet. Find out about the... (more info)
  • Tudor bakehouse: pies and pastriesSunday 10 November 2019
    FULL
    To be added to the waiting list please call 01243 811021 or email [email protected] 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... (more info)