Diane Purkiss

English Food: A People’s History

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Date and Time

21st September 2023
11:00am - 12:00pm

Venue

Public Hall

Price

Single Ticket: £12
Student Ticket: £10

Talking To

Tim Hubbard

From trial by bread to ice cream made from parsnips, the food historian’s entertaining and informative history links the story of English cuisine with the socio-political changes the nation has undergone throughout the centuries. She will explore the development of the coffee trade and the birth of London’s coffee houses, where views were exchanged on politics, art, and literature, and introduces the first breeders of British beef and reveals how cattle triggered the terrible Glencoe Massacre.
Talking to Tim Hubbard



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