Tudor cookery workshop - 14th February 2020
Food has always been at the centre of people's lives throughout history, always as tasty as possible and very far from the usual idea of a bland gruel and porridge only diet.
Join historical food specialist Caroline Nicolay, from Pario Gallico, to discover simple Tudor recipes fit for a 16th century farmhouse, how to prepare and cook them over an open fire, how to use replica utensils and what kind of ingredients were available at the time (and the season).
You will cook a communal lunch including a pottage, fresh butter for your bread, Tudor fishcakes (no potatoes available by this time!) and a vegetable dish such as "sweet and sour cabbage" (menu subject to adaptations to accommodate any allergies or special diets).
After lunch you will focus on creating treats as tasty as beautiful to take back home with you: handmade marchpane (=marzipan) and/or non-cook gingerbread, both very expensive and served on special occasions or at feasts. Depending on time, you might also have the opportunity to shape and decorate your creations with edible old-fashioned food colourings and gold leaf.
All materials provided.
We strongly advise you to bring several food containers to take your creations home without mixing them!
ANY allergies, intolerances and/or special diets HAVE TO BE MENTIONED at least one week in advance of the workshop.
Accommodation is not included but if required it is available within the local area, some suggestions can be found on our 'local accommodation' page - please arrange this yourself. Refreshments are provided on the day but not lunches.
Toilet and classroom all easily accessible from the car park *Please bring a packed lunch*. Attendees must be over 16.
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