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Arts Society Havering: The Curious History of Christmas Food - Dr Ross

The Arts Society, Havering: The Curious History of Christmas Food by Dr Peter Ross
Tuesday 13 December 2022
The foods we eat at Christmas have a long, curious and visually spectacular history. This lecture narrates and illustrates that history from Medieval boar’s head and brawn, by way of highly decorated seventeenth century mince pies to the almost forgotten Twelfth Night Cake. Medieval illuminated manuscripts, paintings and prints from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries, and illustrations from cookery books provide us with images of some of the lost glories of the British Christmas feast.

Peter has a History of Art degree, an MA in London history, a PhD in the cultural history of an English Criminal, and qualifications in the teaching of adults. Currently Principal Librarian at Guildhall Library, he has for 20 years lectured on a broad range of topics including the history of English books, portraiture, and London history. Peter has appeared on TV and radio as a consultant on the 18th century criminal Jack Sheppard and on the history of English food. His most recent publication, The Curious Cookbook, was published by the British Library.
This will take place on Tuesday 13th December 10:30 am at the New Windmill Hall Upminster RM14 2QH.
The event is open to visitors for a fee of £8.00. Some free tickets available for first time visitors.
Please visit our web site
tashavering.org.uk/Lectures/FutureLectures.aspx
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/199870022175485
or contact us at info@tashavering.org.uk, or telephone 01708 221903.
The New Windmill Hall, St Mary’s Lane, Upminster, Essex RM14 2QH
Tue 13 Dec 2022
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