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A Taste of History : Demonstration and Tasting of Salad through the Ages

Wednesday 12 July 6.30 – 8.30pm

including Free Admission to the Museum from 1.30pm to view the Feeding the Family special exhibition

Join cook and food historian Monica Askay to learn about salads of the past and their varied and surprising ingredients. A cookery demonstration with tastings, this will be an opportunity to see salads from three different periods assembled and try them. The ticket includes soft drinks and a handout on salads from medieval times to World War II. Be inspired to create your own historically-informed salads at home!

£40 per person (adults 18 and over), limited to 15 places so book now!

Monica Askay website

Information on allergens:

17th century salad ingredients include sulphites and nuts.

18th century salad ingredients include fish, eggs, celery and raw apple

Victory in the Kitchen

This ‘Deliciously Entertaining’ book is the story of a woman who was not a royal, not rich, not famous; someone who simply worked hard and enjoyed her life. But while Georgina Landemare saw herself as ordinary, her accomplishments were anything but. Georgina started her career as a nursemaid and ended it cooking for one of the best-known figures in British history: Winston Churchill.

To him, food was central, not only as a pleasure but as a diplomatic tool at a time when the world was embroiled in war. With this eager eater and his skilled cook, ranging from rural Berkshire to wartime London, via Belle Epoque Paris and prohibition-era New York, Annie Gray shows how life in service – and food – changed during the huge upheavals of the twentieth century.

On sale in the Museum Shop at £9.99

Museum Tours in November

Saturday 12 November & Wednesday 16 November


Introductory Museum Gallery Tours

Join Human History Officer, Jenny Oxley on a whistle stop introductory tour of the museum’s galleries.

Free activity, but Museum Admission fee applies. 

You can book in advance by emailing 

Saffron Walden Town Video

The museum features in a new video created to promote Saffron Walden and all that it has to offer. The video has been created by the Saffron Walden Initiative and it was launched at a special screening at Saffron Screen in November 2015. The video includes shots of various local attractions, including the Fry Art Gallery, Bridge End Gardens and Audley End House. Some of the museum’s galleries and star objects, such as our Anglo-Saxon ring and Wallace the Lion, also make an appearance.