When: 15th September 2012, 12pm – 4pm or 16th September 2012, 12pm – 4pm
Where: Museum of London, 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN
£: 28 or Friends 22 (please book in advance on 020 7001 9844). Discount package available for those wanting to attend all four workshops, 99 or Friends 75.
What is it?
For the first time, the Museum of London will be running a series of cookery workshops exploring food from the Roman era through to the Victorian period. Between September and December 2012, members of the public will be given the rare opportunity to prepare ancient recipes and taste bygone dishes, such as the infamous Roman fish sauce. Participants will be guided through historic flavours and fashions by Sally Grainger and Annie Gray, both celebrated chefs and food historians.
The first of these workshops concentrates on the Romans. Roman food is often associated with over indulgence and gluttony, with lark’s tongues and stuffed dormice often on the menu. But what did the ordinary Roman eat on a daily basis? This workshop will dispel some of the myths about Roman food and introduce participants to a unique and rich cuisine. Participants will be given the chance to prepare a number of ancient dishes using the famous Apicius recipe text. Led by TV chef and food historian Sally Grainger, an expert on ancient Roman and Anglo-Saxon cookery. Ingredients and equipment are provided.
More info: www.museumoflondon.org.uk