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Historical Cookery Courses

Next courses: Hot Cross Buns

These courses below start at 10am and will finish by 1pm. Tea, coffee, juice included. Buy tickets on Eventbrite:

Price: £35 plus Eventbrite booking fee.

Venue: the historic basement kitchen, The Regency Town House, 13 Brunswick Square, Hove, BN3 1EH (Google map link).

This is a class dedicated to the delicious Hot Cross Bun. You will you learn how to bake a batch of buns, and while the dough is proving we will make chocolate treats based on historic recipes.

Everyone will take away a booklet with historical food notes, a book list and recipes for everything you have made. You’ll also leave with a batch of Hot Cross Buns and some delicious choclate treats. You’ll be all prepared for Easter.

Class sizes will be small (minimum 4 to maximum 8 people).

And: Historical Cooking for Health – Vegan Easter

Buy tickets on Eventbrite:

Friday 19th April 2019 at 2pm – Historical Cooking for Health Vegan Easter

Price: £45 plus Eventbrite booking fee.

Venue: the historic basement kitchen, The Regency Town House, 13 Brunswick Square, Hove, BN3 1EH (Google map link).

In this workshop you’ll learn how to replace eggs (some clever tricks), make vegan Hot Cross Buns and also make your own almond milk. There will even be some chocolate almond treats, especially for Easter. You’ll leave with an understanding of what veganism means and how to follow a healthy vegan diet.

The workshop will travel back in time to see how Georgian cooks incorporated vegan dishes into their daily life and the social and health implications for both periods of history.

At the end of the course you will take away a booklet which includes recipes from the workshop, a fact sheet on the theme of the day plus tips for shopping and eating locally.

This workshop is part of a collaboration between The Regency Town House’s Paul Couchman, and Nutritional Therapist Lucy McCrickard from LGM Nutrition which offer the opportunity to immerse yourself in Brighton’s Regency historical culinary past, to explore nutrition of the time and understand how that translates into our modern cooking.

Class sizes will be small (minimum 4 to maximum 8 people).

Courses at the Regency Town House

You can come and cook authentic 18th and 19th century recipes in a restored Regency kitchen in Hove just minutes from the sea.

Classes are hands-on, not just a demonstration. The classes are kept small, a maximum of 8 people, and they are suitable for all skill levels.

The next round of courses begin in November, with Christmas Baking workshops. You can come to the Town House and make a Christmas Pudding in a traditional cloth and your own jar of Mincemeat, ready for making your Mince Pies. More info and ticket sales here.

Bespoke courses

I offer bespoke historical cookery courses for groups – birthdays, teams building, family outings. These usually occupy a whole morning or afternoon. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Courses can be held at the Regency Town House or another suitable venue.

All my courses can be tailored to be meat-free, dairy-free, gluten-free…any kind of free that you need.

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I attended Bake Below Stairs- vegan hot cross buns on 22nd April and had a very enjoyable afternoon. Paul was very knowledgeable and answered our questions about the building and the period kitchen equipment on display. The hot cross buns and biscuits we made were really nice, so nice my daughter declared the bun probably the best she’d ever tasted. We even managed to fit in a trip to the basement of Number 10 which was fascinating. Highly recommended.

I spent an amazing Sunday baking at the Regency Town House. A 5 star review for Paul…thank you Paul for veganising your recipes – the rose and caraway biscuits are a taste sensation. It was a real privilege also to see the basement flat at No. 10. I can’t wait to book in again for your next baking event! Thank you.

Thank you so much for today’s baking session it was so much fun and totally inspiring! Keep up the good work.>

I just did the hot cross bun making class, it’s was absolutely brilliant. Paul was a great teacher and very patient and we were in such wonderful surroundings. I will be back again.