Christmas Food and Drink Through the Ages

at Zoom Meeting

Plum Pudding with Brandy Lighted

There will not be any break out rooms on this occasion. The talk will be preceded by an online AGM for OFHS, which starts at 7.15pm.

Join us as we find out what Oxford and Oxfordshire’s residents, rich and poor, would have eaten and drank over the Christmas period. Would they have eaten turkey and furmity? Or have drunk Smoking Bishop? And would the paupers in the workhouse have been allowed a pint of beer? All will be revealed.

At the end of the talk we will be trying some 1740 mince pies.   Why not make the recipe below and join us.

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Sylvia Levi is an enthusiastic food historian with a particular interest in what our ancestors baked.
Simon Fowler is a professional researcher, writer and tutor who enjoys his beer.

A summary of most talks will appear after an interval in the Members area of the OFHS website. Summaries of previous talks are also available in the same place. If Zoom is used and the speaker agrees, the talk will be recorded and placed in the Members area of the website.  This talk will be recorded.

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