Tiger Nut sweets from Ancient Egypt. A sticky combination of dates, cinnamon, honey and sesame seed (I think). The mum who took that activity emailed the recipe through and The Boy
They made some 17th century knot biscuits and tried some chutneys etc that came from the times of the Raj along with tonic water to stave off malaria. Roman food was more biscuits and cucumber soaked in honey - very nice according to The Girl.
I took some barley stew and ryebread. I felt like I was cheating a bit because, rather than doing something new with my kids, I used the Anglo-Saxon recipes we tried a couple of years ago. However, it was popular with The Girl then and it still is now :0)
We set up a book corner to go with our theme and The Girl very much enjoyed reading some of them to other children.
A timeline was made, and interestingly, we learnt that the first Indian restaurant in Britain opened in 1809 while the first fish and chips went on sale in 1858.
This is a really great site for cooking historical food with kids :0)
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