Looking for an alternative Christmas dinner? Whip up a medieval feast with 11 recipes from the Middle Ages.
16 December 2020
26 November 2020
In this blog post, curator Jamie Fraser and scientist Caroline Cartwright run you through the archaeology and science involved in tracking down an ancient olive oil factory, and explain how the process of making modern olive oil would be familiar to people in the past.
14 August 2020
In celebration of Afternoon Tea week, food historian Tasha Marks explores the history of the much-loved afternoon treat.
12 June 2020
Travel back to the 13th century BC and to Thebes – one of ancient Egypt’s most important cities. Ramesses II is reigning pharaoh and Thebes is a bustling city with impressive monuments, flourishing trade, delicious food and lively festivals.
13 June 2018
To conclude our Pleasant vices series, Tasha Marks explores our complex relationship with sugar.
25 May 2018
As part of the Pleasant vices series, food historian Tasha Marks invited brewers Michaela Charles and Susan Boyle to help her recreate a 5,000-year-old beer.
18 May 2018
Food historian Tasha Marks explores the chocolate heyday of London and recreates Sir Hans Sloane’s hot chocolate recipe as part of our Pleasant vices series.
11 May 2018
As part of our series on ‘pleasant vices’, food historian Tasha Marks shares her top 5 aphrodisiacs from the British Museum’s collection.