Imagine a kitchen comprising 55 rooms staffed by 200 people and providing600 meals twice a day – such were the Tudor kitchens at Hampton Court during the reign of King Henry VIII.

Feast your eyes on this © Richard Lea-Hair HRP

For the last few years, the kitchens have been home to a research project run by Historia food archaeologists who, throughout 2011, bring the kitchens to life in a series of live cookery demonstrations experimenting with traditional recipes, ingredients and cooking methods.

Held on the first weekend of each month, starting from February 5-6, you can feel the heat of the vast Tudor kitchens before trying a dish for real in the Tiltyard cafe.

Admission to this exciting live event is included in the price of your admission to Hampton Court. For more details go to www.hrp.org.uk/HamptonCourtPalace.


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