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Medieval Lecture at Blackfriars

Date: Sat, 4 May 2024, 11am

Price From: £35 per person including arrival tea or coffee and a suitably medieval-themed 3-course set lunch served communally.


On Saturday 4 May 2024, Blackfriars will host, in partnership with Durham University’s IMEMS (*), the 23rd Public lecture on The Appetite and the Eye. Understanding the Aesthetics of Food.

Hosted by Ivan Day, a well-known independent food historian who is celebrated for his recreations of British and European period table settings.

Ivan combines genuine museum objects with historic food to clarify our understanding of how our ancestors dined at table. His preferred methodology is to create dishes, not only from early recipes, but to use the techniques and equipment of a given period.

In this illustrated lecture Ivan is going to discuss his philosophy and approach to the interpretation of both the written sources and material culture of food. He will focus particularly on the changing aesthetics of food from the late medieval period to the industrial revolution.

Blackfriars supports the Everybody Welcome Initiative. Find out more here.


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Blackfriars Restaurant and Parlour Bar Newcastle Upon Tyne

Blackfriars Restaurant and Parlour Bar

Blackfriars is an award-winning restaurant located in a 13th-century medieval friary in the heart of Newcastle serving up some of the best Sunday lunches, Afternoon Teas and fine-dining menus in the city.

Blackfriars is owned by award-winning restaurateur Andy Hook who also runs Dobson & Parnell on Newcastle Quayside and Hinnies Restaurant in Whitley Bay.

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