Tudor Cooking with Claire – A fool

| October 6, 2017

Tudor Cooking with Claire – A fool

Phew! I’ve just recorded my 15th “Tudor Cooking with Claire” video and the latest recipe is a Tudor fool. Today, an English fool is a dessert made by mixing stewed or puréed fruit with cream or custard, but a medieval or Tudor fool was a creamy custard with or without bread soaked into it. My […]

Tudor Buttered Beere from 1594

| December 20, 2016

Tudor Buttered Beere from 1594

In my latest Tudor Cooking with Claire I’m making a warming drink which is perfect for serving at a Christmas party or for enjoying in front of the fire instead of mulled wine. It’s called “buttered beere” and is from Thomas Dawson’s 1594 book The good Huswifes Handmaide for the Kitchin. It is really easy […]

Tudor cooking with Claire

| October 23, 2015

Tudor cooking with Claire

I had such fun this week with my ‘Claire Chats’ weekly video for the Tudor Society that I thought I’d share the video with you. I usually talk about a Tudor topic – medicine, food, etiquette, pastimes etc. – but this week I thought I’d try out cooking a Tudor recipe. Now, I’m no Jamie […]

Turning the Spit

| August 13, 2009

This video shows how meat was cooked for Henry’s celebratory banquets and feasts.

Spices

| August 13, 2009

Watch this video to find out how spices were used in Tudor times to flavour food.

King’s Confectionary

| August 13, 2009

Find out more about Tudor delicacies in this video.

Educational Videos

| August 12, 2009

The Historic Royal Palaces (the charity that own Hampton Court Palace and the Tower of London) have got their own YouTube Channel and have produced some wonderful videos on Henry VIII, his six wives and the Tudor period:- Henry’s Women – Videos telling the stories of Henry VIII’s six wives. All About Henry VIII – […]