I appeared on @bbcwm this afternoon, discussing historical food with @dannykellywords. I explained how #mediæval and #Tudor cooks used to balance sweet and savoury flavours. My expertise in historic cooking came in very useful one Christmas when I was presented with an enormous organic Turkey at 1am on Christmas Day and 'ordered' to cook it for dinner. I hadn't planned to cook that year so I had to improvise with what I had in my cupboards.
Serve with a spiced sweet potato soufflé and fat-free roasted potatoes.
Happy (very early) Christmas!
The History of Christmas
Following Matthew's recent radio show about The History of Christmas for EGH Media, he has created a Pinterest board with some of the images he tweeted during the live show. Follow this link to visit the board - it tells the story of how Santa Claus became red.
The History of Christmas radio show can be listened to using the audio player below.