Tagged: Food

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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How to do afternoon tea like the Victorians

Mrs Beetons recipe for afternoon tea
Posted:
23 August 2016
Posted By:
Sam Bilton
Categories:
Historical How Tos

Tiny cakes and sandwiches, freshly baked scones, buttered toast and a pot of tea - what could be more English? But how, when and why did the ritual of afternoon tea evolve - and how can we recreate it today? Food blogger Sam Bilton explores the institution that is afternoon tea. Time for tea “Th...

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