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A taste of the past

19 November, 2017, 11:00 am - 3:10 pm

‘A taste of the past’ presents a series of interactive activities, tastings, a poster exhibition and live music, all connected to medieval food. Featuring the story of the earliest medieval recipe collection, associated with Durham Cathedral, the event will look at medieval food in a wider compass: how was food sourced, prepared, preserved and eaten? What was medieval food? Working with the modern restaurant kitchen at Blackfriars brings all of this into a contemporary perspective, with insights from the restaurant bringing this cuisine to the table, and with a delicious musical accompaniment.

The event will run with two showings at 11:00am-1.00pm and 1.10pm-3.10pm. Each will include a welcome talk, musical entertainment, talks on medieval food and the modern restaurant and a medieval food demonstration. Children’s activities will take place in the Cookery School.
This event is part of the series Who do you think we are?
For event information, please contact Giles E. M. Gasper at g.e.m.gasper@durham.ac.uk.


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19 November, 2017
11:00 am - 3:10 pm


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Blackfriars Restaurant, Newcastle
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Blackfriars Restaurant, Newcastle
Friars St
Newcastle upon Tyne, North East Friars St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4XN United Kingdom
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