The 1830s Regency kitchen is where I work and from where I write this.
A small dark room lies behind the meat safe in the Town House’s basement annexe
“It’s very sweet, with a distinct ginger flavour; sticky and a clinging texture” This is Yorkshire parkin as described for those who don’t know it. And if you don’t know it you should. This ginger-spiced chewy cake is certainly a …
Two discovered recipes from mysterious sources and two antiquated words for being single
How do you make historical food vegan? My library of historic cookbooks offered inspiration.
My first historical cookbook had no photos but also no ingredient list.
Food can take you to other places. But wouldn’t it be more fun to travel in time?
Recipes are like small detective stories. They can give historical clues.
An autumn afternoon called for gingerbread so I consulted my recipe books
Hunter’s pudding is a variation of plum pudding, and so good autumn
Pate de campagne, brioche, pickled pear or soup Crécy to start
Want to do something different for Pancake Day but don’t know what?
If you have carved out a pumpkin for Halloween this recipe is ideal to use up the flesh
96 mince pies are made for a discerning audience. None remain
The damp fug of a pudding gently boiling in a old kitchen, the rattling of a saucer in the pot
This was the first ever historical recipe that I tried, one cold February in 2017
The Regency Town House was full of Italian artists when I made this recipe for the first time.
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 …
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 in history I tell people who asked the true story of an elderly lady living in …
The particular recipe I have chosen is flavoured with caraway seed