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Leeds Symposium on Food History and Traditions
Friends Meeting House
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An early photograph of a roasting jack traditionally believed to have been tended by Prince Charles (II) in the kitchen of the Old Manor House at Long Marston, Gloucestershire when he was in flight. The prince failed to wind it up and the joint spoiled. But is this jack really that old? Photo by Sir Benjamin Stone, courtesy V&A Museum.

Slark Steam Kitchen 1792

William Slark's 1792 Steam Kitchen Photo: Ivan Day


Twenty-Eighth Leeds Symposium on Food History and Traditions

Saturday 17th May 2014


Kitchen technology in England from 1600 to the Second World War

Pastry Jaggers

A Selection of Early Modern Period Pastry Jaggers. Photo: Michael Finlay

Convenor - Ivan Day

Cooking with Charcoal and Steam in the English Kitchen - Peter Brears

The Blacksmith's Tale – Wrought Iron & Steel in the Kitchen -Giles Cowley

The Evolution of the English Weight Driven Spitjack - Tony Weston

Cooking by Gas in the English Kitchen - David J. Eveleigh

Pastry Jaggers - their development from the late sixteenth to the late nineteenth century - Michael Finlay

Friends Meeting House, Friargate, York. YO1 9RL

More details are available from the new Leeds Symposium Website