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Back in time for Christmas Dinner
Victorian kitchen Rippon Lea - source National Trust
If you have been watching the excellent ABC show Further Back in Time for Dinner then the stage is already set for these Christmas cooking sessions put on by the National Trust. They are FREE for National Trust Members or $15 for non-members.
Held over Zoom you learn how to prepare authentic heritage dishes. This series of three themed cooking demonstrations will stream live from the kitchens at Como House, Rippon Lea Estate and The Heights, while cooks guide you through the recipes and share interesting historical information regarding the customs, traditions and stories of each dish.
Book your preferred session (or all three) via the links below.
Enjoy working alongside 'Cook' and create Christmas cheer of yesteryear. Hear fascinating tales of Victorian traditions and kitchen lore as you are guided through the baking process, from measuring ingredients to the presentation.
The recipe comes from a never before published Victorian manuscript – a treasure in the National Trust's collection. A handwritten cookbook of recipes passed down from generation to generation.
Mrs Lenoard shared her Plum Pudding recipe with the Tuckwell girls before they emigrated to Australia in the 1850s. You can now sample an authentic tried and tested recipe that is over 170 years old.
The National Trust will send you the recipe and ingredients list to help you pre-plan for the cook-along.
This session is at Rippon Lea's authentic 1890s kitchen to make delicious seafood à la mode.
Learn how to shuck oysters and make an impressive Salmon en croûte. Sir Frederick Sargood's cook will share her secrets and tips and take you on a historical culinary adventure. Find out about the local culinary history and the fashionable dishes of the day.
Prepare a tray of oysters to amaze your friends, whilst the baked salmon will impress without the hard work.
Again the National Trust sends you the recipe and ingredients beforehand.
Live from the heritage kitchen at Rippon Lea Estate
Sat, 28 Nov 2020 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM