Historical makes and bakes

Find out about what people ate in the past, then serve up your own slice of history with our delicious recipes.  Whip up a batch of Mrs Crocombe's favourite Queen Drop Biscuits, make a statement with a grand medieval pie, and watch our interview with a Tudor cook to find out what marchpane is, and how to decorate Shrewsbury biscuits with it!

Food history stories

Why do we use certain foods to celebrate different times of the year?

Discover the tasty history of food, from why we eat pancakes on Shrove Tuesday, to how real eggs became chocolate Easter eggs and what people ate for Christmas dinner in the past – plus lots of things in between.

Look out for our recipes and how-to guides so that you can have a bite of history at home! 

'step into englands story