A Taste of History

DATE

Sat 28 - Sun 29 Sep 2019 

TIME

10am - 5pm

LOCATION

Audley End House and Gardens 

SUITABLE FOR

Everyone

Join us as we explore the history of food against the stunning surroundings of Audley End House and Gardens through a variety of expert talks, activities, demonstrations, food stalls and historic traders. 

Listen to food history experts give a range of historical talks from Roman food to discovering how Georgian ice-cream was made before the invention of freezers. Join Dr Annie Gray, resident food historian on BBC Radio 4's The Kitchen Cabinet, as she talks about food and cooking in the early 20th century country house. Watch Mrs Crocombe conjure up one of her favourite Victorian recipes and hear a talk on rediscovering the culinary wisdoms of the the past from The Great British Bake Off finalist, Mary-Anne Boermans, as she discusses her book Deja Food

Enjoy a Kitchen Gardens tour with our expert Gardens team and see our amazing organic produce. Take a wander over to the 1880s Service Wing to come face to face with the servants who worked at Audley End as our live interpreters bring the Kitchens back to their Victorian heyday.                       

Be inspired by our historic traders who will be giving live demonstrations such as hot chocolate making, pottery, herbs for medicine and wood carving. Browse their products and pick up a Victorian basket, medieval inspired herbs and honey or Georgian cookware. There will even be a selection of jerk meats such as zebra and kangaroo. And don’t forget to try the delectable delicacies our food stalls will be providing, from sweet Dutch pancakes to local beers. 

Little ones can also enjoy craft activities and join in our family-friendly musical workshops using instruments made out of historic kitchen utensils. You can also see our expert falconers demonstrate the art of training, exercising and hunting with birds.

Prices

Type Price
Member (Adult) Free
Member (Child) Free
Member (Family) Free
Adult £20.40
Child, 5-17 years £12.30
Concession £18.40
Family £53.10

Price Notes

Ticket price includes entry to the event and grounds. 

How to book

Tickets will be available to purchase at the event site on the day.

How to find us

Property: Audley End House and Gardens
Address: Off London Road, Saffron Walden, CB11 4JF
Location: Saffron Walden, Essex, East of England

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