Gum Paste and Anise-seed: A Festive, sugary adventure

Saturday 10 November, 10.30am to 1.30pm

Cirencester, Gloucestershire

Time: 10.30-13.30
Price: £30.00 (includes a sandwich lunch), all materials and a small gift to take away.

Event Information

Whether an amateur cook, historian, or simply enthusiastic about either subject, this new short half-day course is sure to offer participants something different to get their teeth into - literally. The course is hosted by food historian, collector and author Emma Kay, using authentic ingredients, recipes and objects from the past to recreate sweet treats and biscuity fun.

Emma is a member of The Guild of Food Writers, with five books published on the history of food and drink. She has had articles and reviews published in both the national and local press, BBC History Magazine and many more. She has also been interviewed on numerous occasions for Talk Radio Europe and Life FM and provided historical research for a number of television production companies.

Of her book Vintage Kitchenalia : ‘Kay’s book is an unmissable feast of nostalgia’. (The Daily Mail).

The ambience will be festive, historic and the activities very hands-on, using original moulds and implements, dating from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Set in the heart of the Cotswolds, participants will learn about old techniques and cooks of the past, as we explore aspects of the art of Springerle and Pastillage.

Getting to this Event

Cirencester's nearest rail station is Kemble.
National Express coaches run frequently, direct from London to Cirencester and other parts of the country.