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How to make Piccalilli – Regency Style!

How to make Piccalilli – Regency Style!

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, […]

How to Pickle a Peach

How to Pickle a Peach

The Regency Town house was full of Italian artists when I made this recipe for the first time. It was a warm summer’s evening and the kitchen window was wide open. There was an Anglo-Italian exhibition launch in the drawing room two floors above. Although […]

How to restore a Kitchen Dresser

How to restore a Kitchen Dresser

Long, slow but worth it… It’s been a long slow process but the original dresser at 13 Brunswick Square is finally restored. It’s back in the same place it was when the house was constructed in 1829. But it’s not been easy. Teams of volunteers […]

How did it manage to stay untouched for so long?

How did it manage to stay untouched for so long?

As a volunteer I often get asked the question how the Town House’s basement managed to stay untouched for so long. An Elderly Lady Living in Squalor I tell people who asked the true story of an elderly lady living in squalor. It’s also a […]

How to make Seed cake (Elizabeth Raffald’s way)

How to make Seed cake (Elizabeth Raffald’s way)

Devoted to Hannah I have been devoted to Hannah Glasse.  She’s helped me through all the fundraising events Dine Like A Servant and Lunch with the Curator at the Regency Town House.  I owe her a great deal.  But this week I decided I had […]

What is Lunch with the Curator?

What is Lunch with the Curator?

It’s another way to experience The Regency Town House.  It’s a tour with a lunch.  Not just any tour, it’s a tour of the Upstairs and Downstairs life in an 1830s house.  Not just any lunch, it’s a lunch held in the basement kitchen of […]

How do you Dine Like A Servant?

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. […]

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

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 […]