Historical Fayre

D-Day 70 Years On : Lord Woolton Pie

D-Day 70 Years On : Lord Woolton Pie

Today we commemorate 70 years since the Normandy landings or D-Day. We remember what happened on this historic day and remember all the men, women and animals who played their part including my Great Uncle Tony who was one of the first commandos on Pegasus Bridge on that early summers day. […]

Sunday Lunch – Rib Roast of Beef

Sunday Lunch – Rib Roast of Beef

Over the past weeks we’ve synched our Sunday Lunch feature with our Historical Fayre feature in order to give you an idea of what we ate on the  Sabbath in times gone by. Today is no exception and we’ve chosen one of the most iconic Sunday lunches in the UK […]

Historical Fayre – The 20th Century

Historical Fayre – The 20th Century

Food in the 20th century reflected the great diversity of people living in each country. What people ate depended primarily upon who they were (ethnic heritage, religious traditions), where they lived (regional food preferences: New Orleans Creole in the USA, Welsh in the UK, for example) and how much money […]

Sunday Lunch – Roasted Hare

Sunday Lunch – Roasted Hare

This week we visited Victorian Britain in our feature series Historical Fayre and learned much about the culinary and food history of that time. Hare featured quite heavily during the Victorian era and we’re illustrating this important period in history by roasting one. So what of the culinary history of […]

Historical Fayre – Victorian Britain

Historical Fayre – Victorian Britain

Welcome to another chapter in our green and pleasant land’s amazing culinary history. Today we are going back to Victorian Britain, a time of the most amazing changes and innovations including our much loved and sadly missed Crystal Palace. Now, back to the kitchen… Victorian Britain’s larders were very much […]

Sunday Lunch – Beef & Ale Suet Pudding

Sunday Lunch – Beef & Ale Suet Pudding

It’s Sunday lunch and today we are transporting ourselves back to Georgian Britain for a feast and the star of the show is  Beef and Ale suet pudding. Filling, unctuous and so terribly British the suet pudding will stick to your ribs and keep you warm through the next few […]

Historical Fayre – Georgian Britain ( Part 2)

Historical Fayre – Georgian Britain ( Part 2)

In our last Historical Fayre, focussing on Georgian cookery, we looked at the huge changes in the culinary world thanks to the developments wrought by the Industrial Revolution.  This saw people who formerly lived almost exclusively off the land, slaves to the seasons and harvests, flock to more urban conurbations […]

Historical Fayre – Georgian Britain (Part One)

Historical Fayre – Georgian Britain (Part One)

This is the first of two visits to Georgian Britain. There were so many advancements in just about every area of the culinary world and today we are making a soup using  beef brisket to keep out the cold. Georgian Britain saw huge advances in scientific and technological discoveries that […]