Workshop: Iron Age Cooking

Monday 5th August

Our Celts are Coming weekend also gives visitors the opportunity to participate in an Iron Age Cooking Workshop led by Caroline Nicolay of Pario Gallico!

Using replica tools (knives, pots, cauldron) and ingredients that were available during the Iron Age, we will prepare and cook a meal over an open first to feed us all for lunch!  

Participants will also be making flatbreads and/or oatcakes choosing ingredients according to their taste, possibly making butter, cooking eggs, fruits and vegetables in embers ... we will try to adapt to what each participant is interested in learning or trying.  

If there is time, we will learn how to wash dishes the historical way and/or how to light a fire with flint and steel. 

There will also be a 'break from history' for tea, coffee and biscuits together with time to have a general chat about historical food, archaeology, tip-sharing and recipes fit for modern kitchens! 

Workshop times:  10.00 - 15.30 

Cost: £60 per person 

For all enquiries and to book please contact Caroline Nicolay at or telephone on 07513 730963. 

Maximum participants:  10 

Participants must be over 18. 

No experience necessary.

You will be eating the food you cook for lunch but please feel free to bring snacks along too.

Please let us know about any food allergies, dietary requirements and strong dislikes or illness that can be relevant to cooking over a smokey fire outdoors.  We will try our best to accommodate everyone with allergies or specific diets.  If you wish to discuss any aspect of this, please contact Caroline to discuss.  

*Fireproof clothing (90-100% cotton, linen, wool, leather) to cook in outdoors (old jeans and long sleeved t-shirt, jumper, sturdy shoes - ideally leather/fire resistant.  No open shoes/sandals.  Apron optional.  Headcover - long hair must be tied up. 

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