Tagged: Food

Why do we have Easter eggs?

Pace eggs - traditional Easter eggs. Sam Bilton
Posted:
6 April 2017
Posted By:
Sam Bilton
Categories:
Historical How Tos

Easter is the most important date in the Christian calendar. Every year, Christians around the world remember Jesus’ crucifixion and celebrate his resurrection three days later. But how did the egg come to represent Easter? We take a look at some of the theories, explore the traditions that hav...

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A history of the Christmas Pudding

Delve into the history of the Christmas Pudding with food blogger Sam Bilton
Posted:
14 November 2016
Posted By:
Sam Bilton
Categories:
Historical How Tos

What would Christmas dinner be without a Christmas pudding? As Stir Up Sunday (the day that you're traditionally supposed to make your pud) approaches, Sam Bilton looks at the origins of the Christmas pudding. She's also found some historical recipes to try at home, including medieval figgy puddi...

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10 Things The Romans Did For Us

Roman centurion helmet at Hadrian's Wall
Posted:
31 August 2016
Posted By:
English Heritage
Categories:
History Uncovered

From the obvious (architecture and hygiene) to the more unusual (fast food and advertising) the Romans have left their mark across the country. We asked two of our experts, English Heritage Properties Curator Mark Douglas and Curator of Roman Collections Frances McIntosh, to explain more about wh...

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