Mrs. Bilton’s Cookery Course & Talks

Do you like cooking as much as eating? Why not try one of my cookery classes?

Like the suppers and luncheons they are intimate affairs held at my home in Sussex with just 4-6 attendees. I provide detailed cookery demonstrations based around a particular era or perhaps traditional event like Christmas, Whilst I will show you how to recreate the tastes from our past you also need to be prepared to get your own hands dirty! After the demo we’ll usually sit down to lunch or afternoon tea. As well as going home with a full belly you’ll leave with a collection of historical recipes to try at home in your own kitchen.

If you can’t make one of the courses you may be able to catch me cooking at a food festival or giving talks on food history (which often include some delicious historical morsels to taste too!). You can find details on where I will be speaking below.

11 JUNE 2022

Saffron: global history, Cambridge stories

I will be one of the speakers at an event discussing the global history of saffron. The event is organised by the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Cambridge. Further details on the programme and how to book can be found here.

12 JUNE 2022

Cooking with Constance Spry @ Garden Museum

In this cookery class you will have the opportunity to recreate versions of some of the dishes served at this lunch as the Queen celebrates her Platinum Jubilee in 2022. We are usually a vegetarian kitchen, but couldn’t possibly go without including the original coronation chicken on the menu (we’ll make a celeriac version for non-meat eaters). The class will be a combination of hands on cooking and demonstration by Sam.

Sam BiltonMrs. Bilton’s Cookery Courses