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Make a few slits on one side of each pitta bread without cutting all the way throughHeat a griddle pan Griddle to warm the pittas on each side or place them under a hot grill Melt...
Healthiness: (97 votes) Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (97 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (97 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (97 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (97 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (97 votes)
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Bacon and Vegetable Broth  (Stuarts)
Roughly chop the bacon and fry it in a saucepanChop and add the onions to the saucepan Simmer until soft Meanwhile peel and chop the turnipsChop and...
Healthiness: (93 votes) Healthiness: 3.5 out of 5 (93 votes)Healthiness: 3.5 out of 5 (93 votes)Healthiness: 3.5 out of 5 (93 votes)Healthiness: 3.5 out of 5 (93 votes)Healthiness: 3.5 out of 5 (93 votes)
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Baked Salmon (Paleolithic)
Gut the fishTake some short sticks, lay these on the ground and cross them (this will make a firm base for the clay)With the clay make a base that covers the sticks and...
Healthiness: (151 votes) Healthiness: 2.7 out of 5 (151 votes)Healthiness: 2.7 out of 5 (151 votes)Healthiness: 2.7 out of 5 (151 votes)Healthiness: 2.7 out of 5 (151 votes)Healthiness: 2.7 out of 5 (151 votes)

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Baronet’s Curry  (Victorians)
Take a young fowl (chicken) and divide it into pieces, removing all the skin and fatMix a teaspoonful of cayenne pepper with two tablespoonfuls of curry powder and rub it well into...
Healthiness: (118 votes) Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (118 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (118 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (118 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (118 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (118 votes)

Bashed Neeps (mashed swede)
Place the swede into a large saucepan and cover with water Bring to the boil and cook until tenderDrain the swede and put back in the pan Put over a very...
Healthiness: (258 votes) Healthiness: 3.5 out of 5 (258 votes)Healthiness: 3.5 out of 5 (258 votes)Healthiness: 3.5 out of 5 (258 votes)Healthiness: 3.5 out of 5 (258 votes)Healthiness: 3.5 out of 5 (258 votes)
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Beancakes
Shell the beans from their podsChop the beans roughly on a wooden boardAdd about half a bowl of flourMoisten this with milk to make a pasteAdd a dollop of...
Healthiness: (142 votes)Healthiness: 1.9 out of 5 (142 votes)Healthiness: 1.9 out of 5 (142 votes)Healthiness: 1.9 out of 5 (142 votes)Healthiness: 1.9 out of 5 (142 votes)Healthiness: 1.9 out of 5 (142 votes)

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Beancakes (sweet)  (Saxons & Vikings)
Shell the beans from their pods, if they are in pods. Defrost if frozen Chop the beans roughly on a board into small pieces Add the flour Moisten this with milk to...
Healthiness: (223 votes) Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (223 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (223 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (223 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (223 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (223 votes)
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Beef and Vegetable Stew
Prepare the vegetablesWith a clean knife, on a fresh chopping board, dice the beefUsing the oil, brown the beef in a saucepanStir in the flour, so that all of the...
Healthiness: (24 votes) Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (24 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (24 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (24 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (24 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (24 votes)
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Beef Curry
Prepare the fruit and vegetablesWith a clean knife on a fresh chopping board, dice the beefIn a saucepan, cook the onion and garlic in the oil until the onions are...
Healthiness: (319 votes) Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (319 votes)Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (319 votes)Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (319 votes)Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (319 votes)Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (319 votes)

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Beef Hash Fritters  (World War 2)
Mince the salt beef and mix it with the cold potatoes (these should be crumbled but not mashed)Dry fry the onions and add to the mixtureSeason with salt and...
Healthiness: (216 votes) Healthiness: 2 out of 5 (216 votes)Healthiness: 2 out of 5 (216 votes)Healthiness: 2 out of 5 (216 votes)Healthiness: 2 out of 5 (216 votes)Healthiness: 2 out of 5 (216 votes)

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Beef Stew with Dumplings  (Victorians)
Season some flour with salt and pepperToss the diced beef in the flour. (You can miss this step and brown the meat with no flour but your finished stew will be thinner)Brown...
Healthiness: (356 votes) Healthiness: 2.8 out of 5 (356 votes)Healthiness: 2.8 out of 5 (356 votes)Healthiness: 2.8 out of 5 (356 votes)Healthiness: 2.8 out of 5 (356 votes)Healthiness: 2.8 out of 5 (356 votes)
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Beef Stew with Dumplings
Top, tail and peel the onions, then cut the onion in half and dice roughly into smaller piecesAdd a small amount of butter to the pot, add the onions to the pot and place the pot on...
Healthiness: (245 votes) Healthiness: 3.7 out of 5 (245 votes)Healthiness: 3.7 out of 5 (245 votes)Healthiness: 3.7 out of 5 (245 votes)Healthiness: 3.7 out of 5 (245 votes)Healthiness: 3.7 out of 5 (245 votes)
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Boar, Scallop & Mushroom Kebabs (Paleolithic)
Lift the scallops from their shells. They are attached by a little 'foot', just pull this awayRinse the scallops thoroughly to remove any sand and leave to drain Cut the...
Healthiness: (75 votes) Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (75 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (75 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (75 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (75 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (75 votes)

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Boiled Duck with Onion Sauce  (Georgians / Regency)
Season the ducks with a little salt and pepper Place them in a pan deep enough for the duck to float a little. Fill with approx 2-3 pints (1100-1600ml)of waterBring the...
Healthiness: (744 votes) Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (744 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (744 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (744 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (744 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (744 votes)

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Boiled Ham  (Victorians)
Soaking the ham: The ham needs to be put into a container large enough to be well covered by water or you will need to keep turning it to make sure the salt is evenly soaked...
Healthiness: (591 votes) Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (591 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (591 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (591 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (591 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (591 votes)

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Boiled Peas and Ham  (Saxons & Vikings)
Put a large pan of water on the hob to boil. It needs to be big enough to fit the peas and ham in together Shell the peas if they are in pods Put the peas in a dish and add...
Healthiness: (113 votes) Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (113 votes)Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (113 votes)Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (113 votes)Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (113 votes)Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (113 votes)
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Boiled Peas and Ham
Half fill a cook pot with water (and a little ale if you are using it), set it onto a wood fire (Make sure you keep the fire going throughout or the food won't cook)Shell the peas...
Healthiness: (54 votes) Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (54 votes)Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (54 votes)Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (54 votes)Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (54 votes)Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (54 votes)

Broad Bean and Red Pepper Salad
Put the deseeded pepper halves under a hot grill and grill skin side up until it starts to blacken.  Or put the pepper halves in a hot frying pan/griddle skin side down until it starts...
Healthiness: (27 votes) Healthiness: 4.7 out of 5 (27 votes)Healthiness: 4.7 out of 5 (27 votes)Healthiness: 4.7 out of 5 (27 votes)Healthiness: 4.7 out of 5 (27 votes)Healthiness: 4.7 out of 5 (27 votes)

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Carrot Roll  (World War 2)
Peel and then grate the carrots coarsely Cook for 5-10 minutes in 1-2 tsp water. Cover the pan so they steam, using a low heatRemove from the heat, season well and add the...
Healthiness: (422 votes) Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (422 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (422 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (422 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (422 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (422 votes)
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Chicken Casserole
Preheat the oven to 180C / Gas 4 Top and tail the onion and then roughly chopTop, tail, peel and slice the carrotsWash, tail and slice the leekPeel and cut...
Healthiness: (51 votes) Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (51 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (51 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (51 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (51 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (51 votes)

Chickpea Salad
To wash the chickpeas, tip them in a colander, over the sink.  Run cold water over them and leave to drain.  Put the chickpeas in a serving bowlAdd the tomatoes,...
Healthiness: (14 votes) Healthiness: 4.8 out of 5 (14 votes)Healthiness: 4.8 out of 5 (14 votes)Healthiness: 4.8 out of 5 (14 votes)Healthiness: 4.8 out of 5 (14 votes)Healthiness: 4.8 out of 5 (14 votes)
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Chilla (Hindu Cooking)
Wash and chop the spring onions and pepper quite finely and set asideSift the Besan flour into a bowlAdd the salt, chilli powder and lemon juiceAdd water gradually...
Healthiness: (492 votes) Healthiness: 3.8 out of 5 (492 votes)Healthiness: 3.8 out of 5 (492 votes)Healthiness: 3.8 out of 5 (492 votes)Healthiness: 3.8 out of 5 (492 votes)Healthiness: 3.8 out of 5 (492 votes)
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Chilli and Rice
To make the chilli:Peel and chop the onionPeel the garlic and put it in the crusherDe-seed and chop the pepperWarm the oil in a pan, add the onion, crushed...
Healthiness: (56 votes) Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (56 votes)Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (56 votes)Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (56 votes)Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (56 votes)Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (56 votes)

Christmas Cold Turkey Salad
Mix the lemon juice and mayonnaise together in a large bowl Stir in the turkey and red cabbage Scatter with chopped parsley and serve immediately
Healthiness: (30 votes) Healthiness: 3.3 out of 5 (30 votes)Healthiness: 3.3 out of 5 (30 votes)Healthiness: 3.3 out of 5 (30 votes)Healthiness: 3.3 out of 5 (30 votes)Healthiness: 3.3 out of 5 (30 votes)

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Cornish Pasty  (Tudors)
Put the oven on Gas 5, 190CFlour the surface and roll out half of the pastry into a circleCut a small piece from one edge and seal it to make a wall down the centre of the...
Healthiness: (254 votes) Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (254 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (254 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (254 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (254 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (254 votes)
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Cottage Pie
Preheat the oven to 200C / Gas 6Prepare the vegetablesPut the potatoes in a saucepan of water and bring to the boil. Simmer for 20 minutes or until soft. Test with a...
Healthiness: (99 votes) Healthiness: 1.3 out of 5 (99 votes)Healthiness: 1.3 out of 5 (99 votes)Healthiness: 1.3 out of 5 (99 votes)Healthiness: 1.3 out of 5 (99 votes)Healthiness: 1.3 out of 5 (99 votes)
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Dutch Pudding
Add the beef and suet to a big mixing bowlAdd some breadcrumbs and mix together with you handsAdd some mace and use you knife to grate a little nutmeg into the...
Healthiness: (193 votes) Healthiness: 2.1 out of 5 (193 votes)Healthiness: 2.1 out of 5 (193 votes)Healthiness: 2.1 out of 5 (193 votes)Healthiness: 2.1 out of 5 (193 votes)Healthiness: 2.1 out of 5 (193 votes)

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Dutch Pudding ( Beef and suet pudding)  (Stuarts)
Mix all the ingredients and shape into a round ball Wrap in the cabbage leaves and tie tightly in a piece of washed linen or cheese clothPlace in a pan of boiling water so...
Healthiness: (59 votes) Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (59 votes)Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (59 votes)Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (59 votes)Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (59 votes)Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (59 votes)

Egg & Spinach Salad with Honey-Mustard Dressing
For the salad:Wash and dry spinach and tear into bite sized pieces Take the eggs and chop finely Cut up or crumble the bacon into small pieces Combine all...
Healthiness: (22 votes) Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (22 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (22 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (22 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (22 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (22 votes)

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Ember Day Tarts  (Normans / Medieval)
Please note you will need to make the pastry first, if you are using the recipe for medieval pastry on this site.Chop the onions  Parboil for about 5...
Healthiness: (100 votes) Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (100 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (100 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (100 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (100 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (100 votes)
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Fajitas
Preparing the marinade:Squeeze the lime Peel and crush the garlicDe-seed and slice the chilli ( you might want to wear disposable gloves to...
Healthiness: (194 votes) Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (194 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (194 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (194 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (194 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (194 votes)

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Frumenty  (Tudors)
Boil the wheat in the water for 15 minutesRemove from the heat and stand for 15 minutes, most of the water should now be absorbedAdd the stock and bring to the...
Healthiness: (489 votes) Healthiness: 2.5 out of 5 (489 votes)Healthiness: 2.5 out of 5 (489 votes)Healthiness: 2.5 out of 5 (489 votes)Healthiness: 2.5 out of 5 (489 votes)Healthiness: 2.5 out of 5 (489 votes)
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Frumenty
Set a cookpot by the fire to warm, covered with a lid Add  a little butter to the bottom of the pot and sweat the onionsAdd the chopped parsley and stir a...
Healthiness: (258 votes) Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (258 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (258 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (258 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (258 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (258 votes)

Gary Rhodes' Baked Ratatouille Peppers with Melting Goat's Cheese
Preheat the oven 170C/ 325F/ Gas 3Prepare the peppers, slice longways (keeping the stalks on) and remove the seedsGrease the baking tray with olive oil, arrange the peppers...
Healthiness: (137 votes) Healthiness: 3.8 out of 5 (137 votes)Healthiness: 3.8 out of 5 (137 votes)Healthiness: 3.8 out of 5 (137 votes)Healthiness: 3.8 out of 5 (137 votes)Healthiness: 3.8 out of 5 (137 votes)

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Grilled Trout  (Prehistoric)
Rinse the fish well and remove its head and tailSmear a little unsalted butter inside the fishRub in a little salt; do not add any salt if you are using salted...
Healthiness: (17 votes) Healthiness: 4.1 out of 5 (17 votes)Healthiness: 4.1 out of 5 (17 votes)Healthiness: 4.1 out of 5 (17 votes)Healthiness: 4.1 out of 5 (17 votes)Healthiness: 4.1 out of 5 (17 votes)
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Grilled Trout (Neolithic)
Split open the trout with a knife from below the gills to the tailPull the sides open to flatten the fish out, this will allow it to cook evenlyThread three hazel sticks...
Healthiness: (182 votes) Healthiness: 2.8 out of 5 (182 votes)Healthiness: 2.8 out of 5 (182 votes)Healthiness: 2.8 out of 5 (182 votes)Healthiness: 2.8 out of 5 (182 votes)Healthiness: 2.8 out of 5 (182 votes)

Halloween Pumpkin Soup
Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°f/Gas Mark 6 Place the pumpkin chunks into a large bowl and drizzle with the olive oil, mix together then tip onto a large baking tray and roast...
Healthiness: (59 votes) Healthiness: 4.5 out of 5 (59 votes)Healthiness: 4.5 out of 5 (59 votes)Healthiness: 4.5 out of 5 (59 votes)Healthiness: 4.5 out of 5 (59 votes)Healthiness: 4.5 out of 5 (59 votes)
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Hare (Rabbit) Terrine
Ensure you have a good fire lit in the range, so the oven will be hotCut the best pieces of hare/rabbit meat into neat slices and mince the restMix the minced meat with the...
Healthiness: (310 votes) Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (310 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (310 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (310 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (310 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (310 votes)
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Healthy Beef Burgers
Dry fry the onions, util softAdd the lean mince and onions into the mixing bowlAdd the herbsMix together wellPrepare the salad items, if you haven't...
Healthiness: (99 votes) Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (99 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (99 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (99 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (99 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (99 votes)

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Hotch Potch  (Victorians)
Put the barley in the cold water and place on the fire (cooker) Put aside one of the carrots to grate laterChop the rest of the vegetables very small.When the water...
Healthiness: (489 votes) Healthiness: 2.1 out of 5 (489 votes)Healthiness: 2.1 out of 5 (489 votes)Healthiness: 2.1 out of 5 (489 votes)Healthiness: 2.1 out of 5 (489 votes)Healthiness: 2.1 out of 5 (489 votes)

Italian Mozzarella and Tomato Salad
Carefully slice the tomatoes, about 5mm (¼") thick Cut the mozzarella in half and then slice each half into circles, about 5mm (¼")thick Arrange the...
Healthiness: (10 votes) Healthiness: 4.3 out of 5 (10 votes)Healthiness: 4.3 out of 5 (10 votes)Healthiness: 4.3 out of 5 (10 votes)Healthiness: 4.3 out of 5 (10 votes)Healthiness: 4.3 out of 5 (10 votes)

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Kedgeree  (Victorians)
Place the eggs into a pan of cold water and bring to the boilSimmer for ten minutes then place in cold water and leave to coolWhen cool remove shells and roughly...
Healthiness: (222 votes) Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (222 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (222 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (222 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (222 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (222 votes)

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Kidneys with Mustard Gravy  (World War 2)
Remove the fat and membranes from the kidneys and cut in half Using scissors, snip away the ventral cortexHeat the butter and olive oil together in a frying pan and...
Healthiness: (401 votes) Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (401 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (401 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (401 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (401 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (401 votes)

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Lamb or Mutton Stew  (Normans / Medieval)
Chop the lamb or mutton into small pieces. If using mutton, parboil to tenderise the meat, if using lamb, you will not need to do thisMelt the fat in a pan Add the meat...
Healthiness: (581 votes) Healthiness: 2.4 out of 5 (581 votes)Healthiness: 2.4 out of 5 (581 votes)Healthiness: 2.4 out of 5 (581 votes)