Historic Food

Historic Food

Description

We are located at Wreay Farm, a small seventeenth century farmhouse in Cumbria, on the edge of the Lake District National Park. The farmhouse kitchen (known locally as a firehouse) is equipped with a wide range of antique kitchen utensils and a roasting range complete with clockwork jacks. It has frequently been used as a television kitchen (recently in the US Food Network's Food Fit for a King and for BBC2 Open University's Open Minds). We also have a confectionery room and a small bakehouse with wood-fired oven. We limit our group size to six participants per course, which means you get plenty of individual attention. You will cook your own lunches, but will get to experience a Saturday night dinner of period dishes cooked by Ivan. Menus for these vary from course to course, but see the sample Bill of Fare at the bottom of this page for a preview of the nature of the gastronomic experience you will be letting yourself in for.

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  • Course
  • Penrith,
  • 2 Days

...Demonstrations and hands on experience of ordering a fillet of beef for the spit. Balancing the spit. Trussing fowl and game birds. Basting and dredgings... Learn about: Kitchen Skills, Food Preparation... More


£ 280
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  • Penrith,
  • 2 Days

...a hen's nest, a melon in flummery and a fish pond. 15.30 - 15.45 - Tea 15.45 - 17.00 - Ice Cream Moulds. We will make a variety of spectacular garnishing... Learn about: Kitchen Skills, Food Preparation... More


£ 280
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  • Penrith,
  • 2 Days

...we will make a very ambitious raised pie based on one of Agnes Marshall's recipes. 17.00 - 20.00 - Free 20.00 - Historic dinner (lots of pies of course)... Learn about: Food Preparation... More


£ 280
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  • Penrith,
  • 2 Days

...drying and icing the marchpane in the cool oven. 15.30 - 15.45 - Tea 15.45 - 17.00 - Food gilding techniques. 17.00 - 20.00 - Free 20.00 - Historic Dinner... Learn about: Food Handling... More


£ 280
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  • Penrith,
  • 2 Days

...10.45 -11.30 - Tudor Table Service. We will explore those elements of table ritual which had survived from Medieval court protocol and were still lingering... Learn about: Food Handling, Food Preparation... More


Price on request
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  • Penrith,
  • 2 Days

...roasted on the spit with a pudding baking in the dripping pan underneath. While the joint roasts, we will be boiling a quaking pudding over the... Learn about: Food Handling, Food Preparation... More


£ 280
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  • Penrith,
  • 2 Days

...on the gridiron for your lunch 13.00 - 14.00 - Lunch 14.00 - 17.00 - Constructing an Empire pièce montée - Using the works of Bell andCarême as our guides... Learn about: Food Preparation, Food Handling... More


£ 280
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  • Penrith,
  • 2 Days

...20.00 - Free 20.00 - Dinner of Victorian dishes at Wreay Farm SUNDAY 10.00 - 13.00 Fancy Ices - with Francatelli and Marshall as our guides we will... Learn about: Kitchen Skills, Food Preparation, Food Handling... More


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