Iron Age food in Britain: 2000 years in the baking - 20th March 2019 7:30pm
Food, cooking and eating have always been at the heart (and stomach!) of people's lives, all around the globe and throughout History. Sometimes a struggle, often a worry, usually an enjoyment, but always vital.
In our 21st century Britain home cooking and baking have become fashionable hobbies and healthy ways of life more than a necessity. This has interestingly led to re-discovering ancient foodstuffs to give an exotic touch to ''nouvelle cuisine'' dishes.
This talk will present the concept of ''historical food'' and the various sources providing an insight into what was eaten in Iron Age Britain, before the Roman conquest.
From archaeological evidence of cooking equipment and food remains to ethno-archaeology comparing ancient and modern tribal habits, food archaeologist Caroline Nicolay will explore the composition of daily meals some 2,000 years ago. Personal experiments using ingredients, utensils and techniques available at the time will be discussed and recipes will be available for the participants interested in trying at home!
From flapjacks to roasts and stews, you will discover that British cuisine has very ancient roots far from the idea of bland porridges and tasteless gruels!
A glass of wine or a soft drink is included in the ticket price.