03 November 2014

Festive Food through the Ages

London Shh are proud to present...

A mouth-watering evening of Festive Food through the Ages

7pm Thursday 11th December 2014

A talk at Dr. Johnson's House led by Emma Kay, founder of the Museum of Kitchenalia. You will be whisked on a magical tour of the festive food and eating habits of the residents of the London Shh homes, with demonstrations, audience participation and tastings to whet the appetite. Join us for mulled-wine before this fascinating talk takes you from John Wesley to Sigmund Freud’s grandson, celebrity chef Clement Freud, via William Morris, Handel and Johnson, some Bakelite, Schweppes carbonation and Hark the Herald Angels Sing!


Book your tickets here (limited places available)


Dr Johnson’s House
17 Gough Square

The London Shh group properties can all indirectly and directly be linked to the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries and contribute to the narrative of food history in a number of ways.

Emma Kay the Director of The Museum of Kitchenalia and author of Dining With The Georgians is dedicated to preserving and interpreting Britain's culinary heritage.

Together with Shh a mouth-watering and festive journey into Victorian and Georgian trends in food and eating and drinking ephemera will be explored

From William Morris's fascination with recipes, to George Frideric Handel's doppelganger cook; the secrets surrounding London's small historic houses will be revealed using artefacts, images and a lot of Christmas cheer.

Emma Kay is a Historian, writer, collector and lover of food. She has worked as a Museum Professional for over fifteen years in major institutions such as The National Maritime Museum, The British Museum and the University of Bath. Emma is qualified in all areas of Heritage Management at Post-Graduate level. She researches and delivers talks on the subject of the history of Kitchenalia, by way of her mobile Museum www.museumofkitchenalia.co.uk