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Spaddles & Sorbets: a history of ice cream

Food historian Dr Annie Gray talks us through the rich history of this chilly delight.

From delicate dessert tables, to processed wafer cones, ices have been part of the British diet for over 400 years. Yet our modern versions pale compared to the glories of the past. Made with the most basic of equipment, but moulded in ever more intricate ways, and flavoured with combinations we'd not even think of today ices were exciting, exuberant and extraordinarily delicious. This lecture explores the rich history of a chilly delight. Recipes will be available to take home and try. Includes a guest appearance from Lovington's Ice Cream, giving us the opportunity to sample the real thing.

Food historian Dr Annie Gray is a consultant, broadcaster, and popular speaker. She's the resident food historian on BBC radio 4's The Kitchen Cabinet, and has appeared across the media on topics as broad as the hatefulness of cupcakes, to the history of the mince pie. She acts as a consultant to the heritage industry on the history of food and dining, as well as advising on costumed interpretation, and can sometimes be seen in museums across the UK in the guise of long-dead cooks, making and eating food throughout the past.


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Date and Time:

8 September 2014 at 6:30 pm


1 hour



Goodenough College
Mecklenburgh Square
020 7837 8888
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The Arts Society
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