With Tuesday’s Georgian pancake recipes, our Cookbook of Unknown Ladies project draws to a close…
We have had a wonderful time discovering the dishes in this extraordinary manuscript. Working through the Cookbook’s varied recipes has brought us closer to understanding the way our ancestors lived and worked. From lavish royal banquets to the harsh workhouse diet, from the noisy cries of London’s itinerant street traders to the semi-rural idyll of its market gardens, our Unknown Ladies’ recipes inspired us to delve deeper into our city’s Georgian past. What’s more, we’ve been able to to enjoy some tasty eighteenth and nineteenth-century treats along the way.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to comment on our recipes and articles throughout the project, and to those of you who bravely gave the recipes a go at home. It has been a privilege to share this adventure with you.
Special thanks goes to Annie Gray who provided invaluable advice and support throughout the project, and even tried out a rather gungy and gooey cow heel recipe on our behalf! We are also indebted to Maya Pieris, Alycia Smith-Howard and Janet Ing Freeman, all of whom contributed insightful and delightful articles on British food history.
And finally, we are hugely grateful to our merry band of volunteers, the Cooking Up History Group.
We hope you have enjoyed the project as much as we have. If you have any questions about the Cookbook of Unknown Ladies or this project, get in touch with the team at Westminster City Archives: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many thanks for this fascinating look into cooking history.. Any chance that this may be put into a book?
Thank you, dear ladies. I have enjoyed your blog very much.
All good things must come to an end. I’ll miss your informative and entertaining posts. Who knows what other gems might turn up in the archive… One can only hope you’ll be back!
An excellent project, well designed and with real content. Has been a pleasure to read and eat.
So long ladies – it’s been a pleasure reading your recipes.
Will really miss your posts! Couldn’t you just start over again from the beginning?!
It has been a pleasure. Thank you!
I’ve truly enoyed this site. Thank you.
I will miss your posts. Thanks so much!
What a shame! I suppose all good things must come to an end, but reading your posts has been a real pleasure. Have you thought of turning the blog – and recipes – into a book?
I would buy it! Please leave the blog online…