And now for something a little different! I’d like to invite you on a historic food journey, to take a step back in time and discover how we can recreate the historic Christmas recipes of days gone into delicious wholesome meals that you perhaps wouldn’t normally consider.

Join Paul Couchman, The Regency Cook and nutritionist May Simpkin, for this fun and interactive cooking demo, where Paul will be preparing: a three-course Jane Austen themed menu.

  • White Soup
  • Artichoke Pye (with fresh and dried mushrooms)
  • An eighteenth-century Winter poached fruit salad


You’ll learn more than just how to make these fabulous historic Christmas dishes; you’ll also learn the background behind these historic recipes as well as how to adapt for meat, vegetarian or even vegan ways of making them.

Hosted by Paul, who is engaging and extremely knowledgeable, this is a special experience where we can escape the current day for an hour or so and learn more about the historic Christmas kitchen!

Paul Couchman

Paul Couchman, The Regency Cook offers a unique experience for those fascinated by history and food, rediscovering recipes from the 1830s.

His historic food journey began by restoring an old abandoned kitchen in the basement of a Regency Town House. He then taught himself how to cook in it. And now, he shares what he’s learnt, sharing his passion for cooking from historic recipes and the kitchen with his cooking courses either in the Regency kitchen or online.