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Food through the Ages

Thursday, 7th February 2013, 7 - 10pm

Exterior of the Geffrye on a winter's evening - photography Jayne Lloyd

Exterior of the Geffrye on a winter's evening - photography Jayne Lloyd

Funthyme have collaborated with the Geffrye Museum to present 'Food Through The Ages', a unique and very special evening combining historic food and interiors.

We're stepping back in time to experience how previous generations dined. The evening will comprise a chance to explore the Geffrye's displays of middle-class rooms (1600 - present day) followed by a 5-course
meal in the restaurant featuring a key recipe from each century. Introducing each course will be Kate Colquhoun, food historian and author of 'Taste - The Story of Britain Through Its Cooking'

Soused Breast of Veal (c.1615)
Chilled and thinly sliced rolled breast of veal stuffed with sweet herbs and spices
Turnip Soup (c.1725)
A broth made with beef consomme and diced and caramelised turnips, enriched with bread
Sautee of Sole with Sauce a La Reine (c.1809)
Pan fried fillets of sole with mushrooms, parsley and shallot vinegar
Pork with Prunes (c.1964)
Roast pork loin with prunes and ginger
Dead Man's Arm (c.1800)
Jam Roly Poly

Tickets are £55 each and include a historical drink on arrival. BYOB to accompany the meal.
Tickets can only be purchased in advance by calling the Geffrye Bookings Office on 0207 739 9893 or via email For further information, please visit
Funthyme's website.


1. Funthyme Dining & Events is a young and innovative food company specialising in conceptual
events and private catering. Funthyme has worked with leading brands such as Diesel, Grazia and
Red Bull on bespoke events and parties. Funthyme host and co-host a number of concept dining
events and supperclubs such as Storythyme, Funthyme @ The Farm, The Unearthed Supperclub
and The School of Life’s Utopian Feasts.
For further information or images contact Matthew Phelps at Funthyme: Tel: 07867 528 949 or

2. Set in elegant 18th century buildings surrounded by gardens in Shoreditch, East London, the
Geffrye explores the home from 1600 to the present day, focusing on the living rooms of the urban
middle classes in England, particularly London. A series of period rooms show how such homes
have been used and furnished over time, reflecting changes in society and patterns of behavior, as
well as style, fashion and taste.

For further information on the Geffrye Museum, please contact Nancy Loader, Press Officer: Tel:
020 7739 9893 or email

3. Kate Colquhoun is a writer and historian, author of Taste: The story of Britain through its Cooking.
She writes and reviews regularly for a number of national newspapers including the Daily Telegraph
and Sunday Times and is a regular contributor to radio and television programmes.

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