Tudor & Elizabethan
Tastes of History for All
The cuisine of the Early Modern period (c. 1500–1800) was a mix of dishes inherited from medieval cuisine combined with innovations that continue into the modern era. The Tudors benefitted from a great influx of new ideas, an increase in foreign trade and a scientific revolution. Food, however, remained dependent on the season, and its preservation followed traditional practices of air-curing, salting, smoking or pickling in vinegar.
Tastes Of History’s display recreates a simple kitchen that can transport visitor back in time to experience the sights and smells of Ye Merrie Olde England.
Discover more about:
The diets of rich and poor.
The foods available in Tudor England.
New World discoveries.
The spice trade worth its weight in gold.
Cooking tools and techniques.
Watch as We:
Prepare a selection of dishes from the period.
Sample the results.
Click to learn more about: food in the Tudor period
Click to learn more about: Tudor dining and etiquette