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Chocolate tarts recipe booklet

Your chance to escape 2021…with food!

Download this FREE chocolate tart recipe and time travel back to the 1740s. 

– an original recipe
– a modern adaptation
– history notes

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The Regency cook

About the Regency Cook

Paul Couchman set up the historic kitchen at The Regency Town House in Hove, England. He appears regularly on local radio and writes a blog on historic cooking.

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