Launch date: Thursday 9 December 2010
- The FREE online videos can be watched and recipes downloaded at http://www.tudorcookery.com/
- Range of stills images for print and online
- Video available for broadcast or online use (royalty free)
- Food historians available for interview
Food lovers can now share King Henry VIII’s legendary appetite for fine fayre in their own homes, with the release of online Tudor cook-along videos filmed in the kitchens of Henry’s famous royal residence – Hampton Court Palace.
These newly released, easy-to-follow videos allow viewers to recreate three genuine 16th century dishes - based on 500 year old recipes and subtly adapted by the palace’s food historians for the modern kitchen.
The dishes on offer are:
- Ryschewys close and fryez, a sweet and spicy 16th century alternative to the Christmas mince pie;
- Tartes owt of Lente, an indulgent cheese pie;
- Fylettys en Galentyne, a rich dish of roast pork stewed in caramelised onion gravy.
The videos have been produced by independent charity Historic Royal Palaces and feature chef Robin Mitchener, part of the historic kitchens interpretation team at Hampton Court Palace. They are planned to complement the hugely popular live Tudor cookery events that take place at the palace monthly. The next live cookery events take place on 27 December 2010 - 2 January 2011, when visitors to the palace can join the cooks in the kitchens as they prepare a feast fit for a king
The kitchens at Hampton Court Palace are the largest surviving Tudor kitchens in the world. In their Tudor heyday, they produced 1,200 meals a day, comprised fifty-five rooms, and were staffed by 200 people.
For more information about these videos, for embedding information, or for stills images or any other media formats from it, please contact Tim Powell in the Historic Royal Palaces press office on 07827 308 638 or at firstname.lastname@example.org