Want to start cooking from historic recipes but don't know how? I can offer you guidance and, if you
Twelfth Night? A night to take the decorations down and forget about Christmas OR a night to celebrate?
I propose looking differently at Twelfth Night, through its history and food.
You are invited ;)
Discover the origins of Twelfth Night and the food that would have been eaten.
How can I have gone through my whole life without knowing about the delight that is Twelfth Day Buns?
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Oh, and his online historical cooking classes are wonderful
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Town House Christmas Show
Sunday 4th December, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Enter our atmospheric Regency drawing room for the return of our annual Christmas celebrations with carol singing, a traditional ghost story and mulled wine (of course).
The evening will be hosted by Mrs Hankey, the mistress of the house, and the entertainment provided by the talented Regency Singers. And who knows, one or two characters from the 1830s might decide to drop in too.
Start the Christmas season at The Regency Town House
Sunday December 4
Doors open at 7pm
Link is here: https://bit.ly/RegencyChristmas2022
Or on Instagram go to the what’s on link in the profile & scroll down to find the event.
Museum talk! Take a closer look at Regency fashion. Curators Martin Pel and Dr Alexandra Loske will show items from our stores and discuss dress, accessories, printed costume plates and fashionable caricatures of the time. https://bit.ly/3yyWzYN
The Royal Pavilion is open and with our standard admission ticket you can enjoy return trips to the palace for a year. https://bit.ly/2UzPvtp
Today (Sunday) is your LAST chance to see the Artist Open Houses exhibition at The Regency Town House at 13 Brunswick Square & our annexe at 10 Brunswick Square. Don’t miss out.
Thank you everyone who has already bought tickets to our unique event. Travel back in time with us to learn a few Regency Dances and enjoy a Regency tea. All in the delightful Regency Town House. Full details: https://www.facebook.com/events/694343965204770/?sfnsn=scwspmo
Preston Manor is open Saturday and Sunday from 10am. Discover this charming historic house in Brighton. What is your favourite room of the manor? https://bit.ly/37Hl1ZF
Join artist Stephanie Smart on a private tour of The Regency Wardrobe exhibition. Discover why and how she created the exquisite costumes and accessories on display.
Job title: Head of Diversity and Inclusion Permanent contract, full time (37 hours per week). Salary - £37,568 - £40,578 (Scale M10) Closing date: 26 June 2022 (11.59pm) This is an exciting opportunity to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of the newly formed, independent Royal Pa
specialises in 19th century cooking. I had the pleasure of talking to him for a whole hour on my Let’s Do Lunch podcast via
This is a podcast for you if you love:
✅Jane Austen (Paul runs Jane Austin picnic course)
✅Historic Dining Experiences
Podcast links in bio (Insta) and comments (FB).
Want to visit a charming Edwardian Manor house in Brighton? Then you are in luck! Preston Manor is open now.
Oooooh look at all these lovely Spotlight Speakers from my upcoming content planning event Courageous Content Live (Nov 2 & 3). 😊
They'll be sharing the wisdom on TikTok, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, podcasting, email marketing, Facebook Growth, ADHD planning strategies and a whole lot more?
Who do you know already and/or are you most looking forward to hearing from?
P.S. It's not too late to book a ticket! Link in comments 👇
5 Food History books to get you cooking There are five books I think anyone interested in food history should read. These are the five books I wish I’d known about when I first started cooking from the past. My own first book Three years ago I found myself in a Regency kitchen. I knew I wanted to ...
EVER TURN THE PLATES OVER WHEN YOU'RE AWAY SOMEWHERE?
Anything take your particular fancy from this menu for August 1783 in John Farley's book The London Art of Cookery?
Let me know in the comments.
Behind this tattered cover a story that will leave you knowing so much more about the 1830s than you do now.
Curious to look inside? Yes or no? Let me know.
Each week another recipe is revealed from a secret 1830s manuscript cookbook.
It's not for everyone.
But if you find old recipes magical do join my email list.
I’ve made it into the National Trust magazine. Comment below if you’d like to read it!
You might recognise the Town House's dining room! Don't these Easter floral wreaths look INCREDIBLE?
Any excuse to hang a beautiful floral wreath up! They look just as good indoors too.
My sussex willow wreaths are just perfect for Easter celebrations. 🐣🐰🐥🌼🌿
Dm me to order one for collection or delivery
Look what happens when you keep doing publicity and accept all offers for podcasts ..."For who knows when & where one’s fortunes may change?"
Creator of the Bridgerton books Julia Quinn & myself on a podcast together! So happy.
Listen here: http://bit.ly/BridgertonPodcast
"Dear reader, if there is a scandal, I shall uncover it."
Julia Quinn is a New York Times bestselling author 19 times over, but a whole new audience has been introduced to her work since her popular Bridgertonromance novels were turned into a fantastically popular Netflix show. Julia doesn't write much about food in her Regency Era novels, so host Rache...
Marmalade. I know. It’s controversial but who doesn’t love it?
Marmalade lover or marmalade hater? Which one are you? Let me know below.
11 tablespoons plain flour, 2 eggs, 1 mug milk. Whisk. Wait. Cook. Flip it if you can 😎
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Chatting about historic cooking with Kevin. Well worth a listen.
In this Zoom chat I talk to Paul Couchman the historical cook about his cooking and the work he is involved with at The Regency Town House in Brunswick Squar...
It's Blue Monday. Supposedly the most depressing day of the year. I turn to cake but which food cheers YOU up?
- Nostalgic food from your childhood?
- Something super healthy?
Do let me know.
A Christmas Mince Pie workshop held online. Get yourself prepared and in the mood for Christmas with delicious historical recipes.
Can we get a huge cheer for the National Lottery for supporting The Regency Town House and many hundreds of other cultural heritage sites across the country?
They have helped us to secure our building and conserve our collections, including this lovely silhouette!
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I think this might be of interest to some of you, given it's all about exploring Gothic literature and through a specific lens (i.e. food).
I am a food and literature expert currently writing A Gothic Cookbook with my friend Ella, an award-winning food journalist. It is, as far as we know, the ONLY Gothic cookbook. But we need the help of Gothic/literature/Gothic literature/food/cookbook fans and communities to help spread the word and get us to our crowdfunding target on Unbound (link below).
It's 100% illustrated (there are examples of the hand-drawn images in the link), with each of 13 chapters focusing on a classic and contemporary Gothic novel, novella or short story. We'll discuss the edible themes, symbolism and fascinating food facts in that text, followed by 4-5 recipes for dishes and drinks inspired by that book.
It’s vegetarian and vegan friendly, with any recipes that are meaty/fishy accompanied by tried and tested adaptations. And I should probably stress that the dishes are designed to be eaten and enjoyed – there are no eyeballs on the plate. No snips, snails and puppy dogs’ tails. No brains on toast. Neither is it all about puns and gimmicks. (No monster mash, cakes iced to look like Rosemary’s Baby, etc etc.)
Instead, the recipes are either based on dishes mentioned in the Gothic tales (such as the chicken paprikash, described on the very first page of Jonathan Harker’s diary in Dracula) or inspired by food and drink themes and motifs in the books. Such as:
• Our twist on Florence Balcombe's "Dracula Salad", written by the widow of Bram Stoker and published in a church pamphlet in 1912.
• A plate of fresh ricotta-filled ravioli as gleefully and greedily devoured by Mrs Van Hopper with her "fat, bejewelled fingers" while our poor heroine picks at someone else's rejects, a cold, badly carved "plate of ham and tongue" - in Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca.
• Gin and tonic cake, inspired by Mrs Poole's destructive (and, for Bertha, liberating) habit in Jane Eyre.
• Chilean seafood stew or “chupe” and portentous (yet pleasurable) chocolate mousses a la Rosemary’s Baby.
• Desserts inspired by Toni Morrison's seminal classic, Beloved, where “sugar could always be counted on to please [the ghost]"
• Hot chocolate pudding pots, cider and sausage casserole, and baked pheasant with hazelnut stuffing, brought to life from the pages of Angela Carter's chilling short story, The Bloody Chamber.
Anyone interested/curious/still wondering what it's all about – please have a look at our Unbound page (below), where there are illustrations, a synopsis and an excerpt. Feel free to ask me anything, and to share with any Gothic/literature/food/all of the above fans.
PS We decided on "A" rather than "The" for the title, after much debate, because we both felt it was more curious, mysterious and just more "Gothic", somehow. It evokes "an air of indeterminacy that reflects the resistance to boundaries". That's how thoughtful/geeky we are...
The distinct patterned exterior and rim of the bowl is designed to help bakers grip and tip the bowl and has become synonymous with the brand and baking ever since. The wide, shallow shape also allows for kneading within the bowl if required.
The bowls are as relevant today as they were in 1901 and have endured the test of time to become something of a design classic.