Historic Food Courses with Ivan Day
Food Historian Ivan Day is set to return to The School of Artisan Food later this year with a selection of historical food courses.
Famed for his extensive knowledge and research on British and European cuisine, Ivan is one of the UK’s most celebrated food scholars, broadcasters and writers.
Included in The School of Artisan Food's exciting new programme of culinary classes is a course dedicated to Welbeck's own historic recipe collection.
One of the great treasures of Welbeck Abbey is a handwritten manuscript recipe collection that formerly belonged to Henrietta Harley, Countess of Oxford and her daughter Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland. This important collection contains both culinary and medicinal recipes.
During the day, participants will have the opportunity to practise long-forgotten cooking techniques and learn about the history of Welbeck through food. Among the recipes are A Haricoe of Venison and A Garth Cake baked in a garth (a wooden hoop), along with the chance to try out Britain’s earliest recipe for a layered trifle of sack-soaked macaroons topped with an unusual rosewater syllabub.
Interested to find out more? Take a look at what's coming up:
The one-day course will give you the opportunity to practise long-forgotten cookery techniques and learn more about the history of this iconic British food. Find out more...
The British love of ice cream and water ices dates back to the 17th century and is still going strong. Book now for this one-day course and learn hands-on ice cream and sorbet making. Find out more...
English Banqueting and Dessert Dishes
This two-day course will give you the opportunity to practise long-forgotten cookery techniques and learn more about the history of food. Find out more...
Historic Recipes from Welbeck
This one-day course will give you the opportunity to practise long-forgotten cooking techniques and learn more about the history of Welbeck through food. Find out more...
Historic Decorative Sugar Work
From Jacobean sugar plate playing cards to Georgian sugar seashells to Regency cake decorations, you will learn about some remarkable lost skills from Britain’s leading expert. Find out more...