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Event details

Event
The History of Gingerbread with Food Historian Sam Bilton
Start
3rd December 2021
Time
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Cost
£30
Venue
Barley Hall
Phone
01904615505
Address
Barley Hall, 2 Coffee Yard, York YO1 8AR

Indulge in the history of gingerbread

Did you know that gingerbread was once used as a tool to help children learn their alphabet? Or that William Wordsworth had a particular penchant for gingerbread? Join food historian Sam Bilton with a glass or two of spiced ale and a selection of historic gingerbreads as she mulls over the secret history of this sweet treat.

Prior to the pandemic Sam hosted a historically themed supper club called Repast from her home in Sussex and has given presentations and cookery demonstrations at various historic locations across the country. Sam recently published her first book on the history of gingerbread which includes 80 delicious recipes for this popular teatime treat. You can find examples of her work at sambilton.com or on instagram@mrssbilton