Durham Inspired: Live in Lockdown
Eat Medieval

Wednesday 16 December, 6pm (GMT)

In the run up to the holidays, we take a look back at the Christmases of the past with the customs of medieval Christmas, the origins of carols and Christmas songs, and above all, the food.

Professor Giles Gasper of Durham’s History department will talk about research into medieval food, and a reconstruction of a Christmas Feast from 1296 in a very unusual research collaboration with Blackfriars Restaurant in Newcastle, nestled in the buildings of a former medieval Dominican Priory. Giles and Blackfriars proprietor Andy Hook have been working together for the last ten years on medieval food and how to present this to modern diners. Giles will speak with us about the fascinating recipes and their modern articulations. The 1296 feast includes venison, partridge, goose, beef, sweet treats, and a boar's head.

As part of Durham’s collaboration with Blackfriars Restaurant, online courses are available covering medieval food, one of the earliest collections of culinary recipes in medieval Europe (which turns out to be from Durham!), and, seasonally, one for Christmas!




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