How do you Dine Like A Servant?

There is a restoration project in Hove, UK where guests are invited to a fundraising dinner where they will Dine Like Servants. In February 2018 we were even featured in the local newspaper, the Argus. It’s at the Regency Town House in Brunswick Square, Hove. Hove is part of Brighton and Hove. Brighton and Hove … Continue reading “How do you Dine Like A Servant?”

How do you make Fanchonettes (and what are they?)

Imagine a pastry case filled with almond and lemon custard, topped with meringue. That’s what these delicious tarts are.  They were made famous by the first celebrity chef Antonin Carême, who, cooked for the royalty of Europe in the early nineteenth century.  He even cooked an incredible feast for Brighton and Hove’s own Prince Regent … Continue reading “How do you make Fanchonettes (and what are they?)”

Fennel Pickle and Pickled Grapes

The first thing visitor notice, as they enter the housekeeper’s room at 10 Brunswick Square are the cupboards.  Cupboards everywhere and all of them have locks. Locked away in the housekeeper’s room were many things that servants could steal and sell.  Porcelain, the finest table napkins, china and candles. And there were pickles.  Hannah Glasse, … Continue reading “Fennel Pickle and Pickled Grapes”

Five compelling reasons why you should volunteer at the Regency Town House

Are you fascinated by food and history? But the combination is so quirky.  Where can you do both? It’s fun practising at home, by yourself, but you want to try out recipes with other people. You want the challenge of cooking for a large group of people, just like you were cooking in a restaurant. … Continue reading “Five compelling reasons why you should volunteer at the Regency Town House”

How to make historic Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Bun Course (25th, 26th and 28th March) We could have gone out to the shops and bought them.  But where is the fun in that? I think something I found online might help to explain. “Bought, they taste so dull. Modern commerce has taken them over, and, in the interests of cheapness, reduced … Continue reading “How to make historic Hot Cross Buns”

How to convert an historical recipe

Historical recipes aren’t easy to decipher. You may struggle with strange terms, odd ingredients and confusing spelling.  Here are some tips to get you started. What about all these F words? It’s the f and s. It really helps to remember to read the f as an s.  It can be odd, it can even … Continue reading “How to convert an historical recipe”

What is Dine Like a Servant at the Regency Town House?

“I cannot praise tonight highly enough. It was absolutely fantastic. We had an amazing time. Simply glorious food and met some fabulous people too. In fact we decided we should say it was all terrible as we really don’t want to make it more popular and find we can’t get tickets for future events!! Well … Continue reading “What is Dine Like a Servant at the Regency Town House?”