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Spaddles and Sorbets: A History of Ice Cream in Britain

  • Fulham Palace Bishops Avenue, Fulham London United Kingdom (map)

What better way to pass a sunny Sunday afternoon than by joining food historian Annie Gray as she brings the delectable history of ice cream to life with this live demonstration and lecture.

From delicate dessert tables, to wafer cones, ices have been part of the British diet for over 400 years. Yet our modern versions pale compared to the glories of the past. Made with the most basic of equipment, but moulded in ever more intricate ways, and flavoured with combinations we’d not even think of today, ices were exciting, exuberant and extraordinarily delicious.

Food historian Dr Annie Gray is a historian, cook, lecturer, broadcaster, writer & consultant specialising in the history of food and dining in Britain. Resident food historian on BBC Radio 4’s The Kitchen Cabinet and presenter of Victorian Bakers on BBC2 , Annie regularly appears on our screens as an expert on topics as broad as the hatefulness of cupcakes, to the history of the mince pie. She joins us for this one off afternoon event at Fulham Palace fresh from the launch of her first book: The Greedy Queen – Eating with Victoria.

‘I firmly believe that the recipes and techniques of the past are as exciting and relevant now as they have ever been. Put simply – the history is fascinating, and the food delicious. What’s not to like?!’ Dr Annie Gray.

Details:  £12.50.  Booking recommended, click here to book  This event takes place in Fulham Palace.

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