Essex History Group: Recipe Books and Family Histories (15 Nov)

Date and time

Wednesday 15 November, 10.30am-12.00noon


£3; book your place online then pay on the door


Essex Record Office, Wharf Road, Chelmsford, CM2 6YT


Recipes bind families together. We exchange and collect them; we remember with fondness our families’ favourite recipes, with horror the stories of mustard plasters. In this talk, Dr Lisa Smith looks at some examples of old recipe books to consider their usefulness in researching and understanding family histories. Dr Smith is editor of The Recipes Project blog and Lecturer at the University of Essex.

The Essex History Group meets at ERO for talks on varied historical subjects. There is no formal membership and all are welcome.

Talks start at 10.30am, with refreshments before and after. Our lecture theatre is accessible to people in wheelchairs and has an induction loop.

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