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A re-creation of a 1698 ambigue

The Website of Food Historian Ivan Day - Site last updated 31.05.2014

Bringing back to life the glorious food of the past


Period Cookery Courses Click the Swan Pie to Enter Food History Features

We run courses in a wide range of historic cookery skills. Would you like to try roasting meat and fish in front of the fire using age-old techniques and original seventeenth and eighteenth century equipment? Or make beautiful confectionery with genuine period moulds? Take a look at our courses pages, where you will find full details on how to book. We also offer a number of other services, such as the creation of replica food for museums and period food styling for film and television. Take a look at our services page to find out more about these.

As well as details of our courses, you will find a wealth of material in this site on food history issues. There are galleries of photographs of historic table settings re-created by Ivan Day. In addition there are extensive pages of recipes and other features you will find on no other website. To enter, move your cursor over the swan pie recipe in the centre column. Please note that this site is best viewed at a screen resolution of 1280 x 1024. It is also very image-rich, so please be patient if some pages take a little time to download. It is worth waiting.

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The Course Diary for 2014 is now published here

Important Notice - due to other commitments, I am sorry to say that there will be no Historic Food courses in 2015.