Monday 6th - Friday 10th December

Interactive online 5-day cookery course | £125 per person 

Join the Eat Medieval team for festive recipes from medieval Germany, France and England.  What better way to start the Christmas season than with a taste of Christmas Past? Our unique combination of top chefs and academic experts will introduce you to recipes to impress your guests and bring something different to the table. We have 14th and 15th century recipes for puddings, pies, sauces, vegetables, and all the trimmings of Christmas. Try Sawse Madame, Agraz, Bourbelier de Sanglier, orange sauce for Partidge, Salmon, and lots and lots more. Discover a wonderful Christmas Castle made of pastry with sweet and savoury fillings, a boar's head, and desserts: poached pears, Gingerbread, and Creme Bastard. And in addition, different ways to spice up your wine. All of this with films and podcasts on the period, the medieval customs of Christmas, the recipe collections and their ingredients, medieval art, manuscripts, and music. Kick off Christmas medieval style.

Eat Medieval is a partnership between Blackfriars Restaurant in Newcastle and Durham University's Institute of Medieval & Early Modern Studies (IMEMS), Northern England.  This is an online course for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own kitchen!

Before the course starts, you’ll receive a code for pages on our website. The first code will unlock your shopping list, and some substitutes for the more unusual ingredients so you can buy the necessary food you’ll be cooking at home. The second code will unlock the pre-recorded films - from chefs and scholars, as well as suggested reading and other online resources.

In terms of allocating yourself sufficient time to enjoy the course, there will be a live Zoom introduction on the first day plus regular Zoom Q&A's throughout the week to answer any questions you might have. The short academic films, films of the chefs cooking, recipes and other resources will be available for 4 weeks so plenty of time to get to grips with the course material.

Join the Eat Medieval Team hosted by Andy Hook and chefs from Blackfriars, and Professor Giles Gasper, Durham University, for a true taste of the past.

For more information on Eat Medieval please visit us here

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