There's something about food that brings people together. So what better way is there to get closer to our ancestors than by tucking into the very same food and drinks that were consumed throughout history?
If you're looking to recreate the spoils of a bustling Victorian kitchen, or mix yourself a cocktail from the 1930s, we've got some tempting suggestions for authentic recipes that bring England's history alive.
We all know that the Romans left a huge mark on Britain, but you may be surprised to learn of one particular culinary invention. Broadcaster and writer Annie Gray takes us through the unlikely origins of the burger in Britain.
Victorian Ice Cream
A popular frozen dessert that we might take for granted nowadays was much more time-consuming to produce for the Victorians. Join our Victorian cook as she whips up a batch of a rather unusual (but delicious) flavoured ice cream in the kitchens of Audley End House in Essex.
Did you know that the Victorians were partial to pancakes? The kitchen staff at Audley End House would have had a lot of them to make in time for lent, not only for the Lord and Lady at the top table but also for the servants, and there were quite a lot of them!
In 1933 Stephen and Virginia Courtauld transformed Eltham Palace, an important medieval royal palace, into an Art Deco masterpiece. We've recreated three cocktails that were popular in the 1930s with a video guide so you can follow along at home.