Tagged: historical 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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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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The Cult of Elizabeth David

Elizabeth David in her kitchen. Photograph: Elizabeth David Estate.
Posted:
18 May 2016
Posted By:
Sam Bilton
Categories:
History Uncovered

To mark the unveiling of a blue plaque honouring Elizabeth David, Sam Bilton, food historian and blogger, explores the impact she had on British cooking. Auberon Waugh once said that food writer Elizabeth David would get his vote as the single person most responsible for most improving British li...

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