History Cooked: Medieval Feasts meet Middle East

We are very excited to be part of Eat Cambridge this year!

Along with festival patron Rosie Sykes and the food historian and Financial Times History Cook columnist Polly Russell, we’ll be hosting the Eat Cambridge opening dinner all in aid of a very special charity, Street Child United.

History Cooked: Festival Opening Dinner
Medieval Feast meets Middle East
Date: Friday 10th May
Start time: 7pm prompt
Venue: Storey’s Field Centre, Eddington Avenue, Cambridge CB3 1AA
Tickets: £45 – to include history talk, welcome drink, three-course feast – book tickets

Travelling back in time more than 700 years to the banquet hall and kitchens of King Richard II, this epicurean adventure takes inspiration from the oldest cookery manuscript in the English language, The Forme of Cury. Just to be clear, ‘cury’ is not early evidence of a British passion for Indian curry – ‘cury’ was the middle English word for cooking. So, while curry will not be on the menu, spices certainly will be. After all, the manuscript was written when the medieval spice trade was in full swing. Ranging from the fantastical to the familiar, The Forme of Cury tells a story of wealth, display and culinary connection with the rest of the world.

The dinner includes a history talk by Polly Russell and a delicious feast cooked by Itamar, Sarit and Rosie inspired by this extraordinary royal medieval manuscript. Gimlet Bar welcome drinks included. There will be a bar available on the night for drinks purchases. All proceeds will be donated to Street Child United (

The event was so much fun in January, we can’t wait to travel back in time again with Polly and Rosie. Hope you can make it! book tickets

Events 2019

Catch Sarit and Itamar out and about in 2019, they’ll be cooking and chatting at various events through the year. Hope to see you there!

12th April – Yardarm with Henrietta Inman
25th AprilBorough Market
10th MayEat Cambridge Opening Dinner
2nd JuneHay Festival 
8th JuneBallymaloe Cookery School
14th JuneRiverford Field Kitchen – Middle Eastern Feast
22nd JuneProms at St Jude’s Literary Festival
26th-28th JulyPort Eliot Festival
25th AugustCopenhagen Cooking 
7th SeptemberFT Weekend Festival
13th-15th SeptemberGood Life Experience Festival

Plus don’t forget we hold regular events at Honey & Spice as part of The Food Talks