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Iron Age Gourmet Day

Thursday 20th July 2017
10.30am - 4.30pm

Our Iron Age Gourmet day is one of our most popular events of the year. Totally unique and inspired by discoveries at the 2,500 year old Oakbank Crannog, you won't find a menu like this anywhere else. Come sample tasty, nutritious and healthy foods prepared and cooked as our ancestors did.


No fast food here: we respect the ancients and enter into the spirit of slow cooking over campfires, in clay ovens and experimental turf-covered pits to produce tender meats, tasty fish and aromatic and herb-filled breads. 

Based on extensive food remains and related finds at the 2,500 year old Oakbank Crannog, our Gourmet Day proves that the ancient Loch-Dwellers were inventive, resourceful people who made the most of what was around them.  Come along and sample a wide range of (burn-free) tasters throughout the day.

Our artefact for the month of July is part of a cooking pot with burnt food remains, found underwater and just outside the front door of the ancient Crannog!  What poor inattentive Iron Age chef was punished at the time for burning the family stew so badly that it had to be thrown overboard?

All day time events include museum exhibits, talks around a log-fire in the Crannog roundhouse, demonstrations and hands-on experience of ancient crafts and technologies.

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