Have you ever wanted to cook from an old recipe book? Just to find out what something from the past could taste like? I’m lucky enough to be able to use a beautiful, handwritten cookbook that was donated to The Regency Town House. On page […]
Helping you to cook like it's 1829.
The damp fug of a pudding gently boiling in a old kitchen. The rattling of the saucer I put in to let me know all is still good. The air getting colder. To me these are all signs of Christmas coming up and although it […]
This was the first ever historical recipe that I tried. It was a cold February in 2017. I was at home in my kitchen doing food experiments. It was raining outside. I remember the anticipation. I remember being very excited about trying out an old […]
One of the earliest pickles to become popular in England was piccalilli. A recipe of 1694 states: ‘To pickle lila, an Indian Pickle’ describes a vinegar and brine sauce which was flavoured with ginger, garlic, pepper, turmeric and mustard seeds. In the sauce was cabbage, […]
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 […]