The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Museum Cookery, Part 2

I have a passionate amateur interest in experimental archaeology, especially as concerns food and weapons. I'm weird. But for people like me, Historic Royal Palaces Hampton Court has published a Tudor recipe book, The Taste of the Fire, filled with recipes tried in the working kitchens of the palace. How awesome is that?

1 comment:

Ceri said...

It sounds as awesome as my Medieval cook book (2 versions yay) which has been tried and tested by myself and some friends. It was interesting as the beef had to be cooked to almost disintegration and everything was very sweet and sticky and spicy. But yeah I quite liked it, took a lot of effort to make though so maybe not everyday :D