Consuming salads and herbs with the Georgians
One of the most pervasive myths around our eating in the past is that ‘nobody ate any vegetables’. Food historian Annie Gray returns to Fairfax House to challenge this belief with a talk on eating salad and herbs in history. From medicinal concoctions, to carved celery castles, she’ll show that Georgian views of veg were far from boring.
As usual with her popular talks, Annie will bring samples and recipes for you to take home and try. Dr Annie Gray is a historian specialising in British food and dining from c.1650 to 1950. She’s the resident food historian on BBC Radio 4’s The Kitchen Cabinet and a regular on James Martin’s Home Comforts (BBC1). She recently presented BBC2’s latest living history programme, Victorian Bakers.