Aphrodisiac Pies and Taffety Tarts: 17th Century Dining

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 Starts at 7:00 pm
 £5

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

At Ham House, Elizabeth Murray lived in grand style – and a sure sign of fashionable status was her employment of a French chef John Blangy. As a newly-wed Duchess, in the 1670s, she introduced cutting-edge kitchen technology – like the charcoal stove, giving the controlled heat necessary for fancy French dishes and sauces.

We take you on a tour of the kitchen, stillroom and domestic offices at Ham and explore some of the recipes Elizabeth and her royal guests might have enjoyed at a pivotal moment in English food history when aristocratic chefs were returning from exile in France with new-fangled ideas – like puff pastry. It is a time of novelty, new ingredients and new techniques – and surprises like chilli bread, made from diarist John Evelyn’s recipe, and an aphrodisiac pie made from sweet potatoes.
Join us for a virtual tasting of some 17th century dishes, sharing the recipes for those who would like to recreate them at home.

Mari Smith has followed a career in teaching children and adults, sharing her enthusiasm for the science of food and nutrition, together with the fun of cooking and an interest in the history of food, recipes and domestic life. More recently, this has extended to teaching children in entertainment.
Mary Greene is a journalist and is passionate about historic baking and display. and a volunteer baker at Ham.
Together, Mary and Mari are volunteer historic bakers at Ham House and Garden, presenting simple recipes adapted from 17th century cookery books. They have created spectacular sugar banquets, food displays using produce from the kitchen garden, and seasonal displays in the Ham House kitchen and dining room. This has inspired further research into 17th century food and domestic life, with particular reference to Ham House


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2022-10-06 19:00 2022-10-06 19:00 Europe/London Aphrodisiac Pies and Taffety Tarts: 17th Century Dining An online tour of the kitchen, stillroom and domestic offices at Ham and explore some of the recipes Elizabeth and her royal guests might have enjoyed. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2022/10/06/aphrodisiac-pies-and-taffety-tarts-17th-century-dining-302177 ,,,

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

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