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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: (92 votes) Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (92 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (92 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (92 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (92 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (92 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: (89 votes) Healthiness: 3.5 out of 5 (89 votes)Healthiness: 3.5 out of 5 (89 votes)Healthiness: 3.5 out of 5 (89 votes)Healthiness: 3.5 out of 5 (89 votes)Healthiness: 3.5 out of 5 (89 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: (145 votes) Healthiness: 2.7 out of 5 (145 votes)Healthiness: 2.7 out of 5 (145 votes)Healthiness: 2.7 out of 5 (145 votes)Healthiness: 2.7 out of 5 (145 votes)Healthiness: 2.7 out of 5 (145 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: (111 votes) Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (111 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (111 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (111 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (111 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (111 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: (230 votes) Healthiness: 3.5 out of 5 (230 votes)Healthiness: 3.5 out of 5 (230 votes)Healthiness: 3.5 out of 5 (230 votes)Healthiness: 3.5 out of 5 (230 votes)Healthiness: 3.5 out of 5 (230 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: (134 votes)Healthiness: 1.9 out of 5 (134 votes)Healthiness: 1.9 out of 5 (134 votes)Healthiness: 1.9 out of 5 (134 votes)Healthiness: 1.9 out of 5 (134 votes)Healthiness: 1.9 out of 5 (134 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: (213 votes) Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (213 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (213 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (213 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (213 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (213 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: (23 votes) Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (23 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (23 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (23 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (23 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (23 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: (301 votes) Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (301 votes)Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (301 votes)Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (301 votes)Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (301 votes)Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (301 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: (203 votes) Healthiness: 2 out of 5 (203 votes)Healthiness: 2 out of 5 (203 votes)Healthiness: 2 out of 5 (203 votes)Healthiness: 2 out of 5 (203 votes)Healthiness: 2 out of 5 (203 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: (320 votes) Healthiness: 2.7 out of 5 (320 votes)Healthiness: 2.7 out of 5 (320 votes)Healthiness: 2.7 out of 5 (320 votes)Healthiness: 2.7 out of 5 (320 votes)Healthiness: 2.7 out of 5 (320 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: (232 votes) Healthiness: 3.7 out of 5 (232 votes)Healthiness: 3.7 out of 5 (232 votes)Healthiness: 3.7 out of 5 (232 votes)Healthiness: 3.7 out of 5 (232 votes)Healthiness: 3.7 out of 5 (232 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: (52 votes) Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (52 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (52 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (52 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (52 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (52 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: (600 votes) Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (600 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (600 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (600 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (600 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (600 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: (506 votes) Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (506 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (506 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (506 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (506 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (506 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: (101 votes) Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (101 votes)Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (101 votes)Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (101 votes)Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (101 votes)Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (101 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: (51 votes) Healthiness: 3.7 out of 5 (51 votes)Healthiness: 3.7 out of 5 (51 votes)Healthiness: 3.7 out of 5 (51 votes)Healthiness: 3.7 out of 5 (51 votes)Healthiness: 3.7 out of 5 (51 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: (24 votes) Healthiness: 4.7 out of 5 (24 votes)Healthiness: 4.7 out of 5 (24 votes)Healthiness: 4.7 out of 5 (24 votes)Healthiness: 4.7 out of 5 (24 votes)Healthiness: 4.7 out of 5 (24 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: (413 votes) Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (413 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (413 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (413 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (413 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (413 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: (49 votes) Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (49 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (49 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (49 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (49 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (49 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: (395 votes) Healthiness: 3.8 out of 5 (395 votes)Healthiness: 3.8 out of 5 (395 votes)Healthiness: 3.8 out of 5 (395 votes)Healthiness: 3.8 out of 5 (395 votes)Healthiness: 3.8 out of 5 (395 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: (52 votes) Healthiness: 3.5 out of 5 (52 votes)Healthiness: 3.5 out of 5 (52 votes)Healthiness: 3.5 out of 5 (52 votes)Healthiness: 3.5 out of 5 (52 votes)Healthiness: 3.5 out of 5 (52 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: (29 votes) Healthiness: 3.3 out of 5 (29 votes)Healthiness: 3.3 out of 5 (29 votes)Healthiness: 3.3 out of 5 (29 votes)Healthiness: 3.3 out of 5 (29 votes)Healthiness: 3.3 out of 5 (29 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: (246 votes) Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (246 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (246 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (246 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (246 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (246 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: (76 votes) Healthiness: 1.3 out of 5 (76 votes)Healthiness: 1.3 out of 5 (76 votes)Healthiness: 1.3 out of 5 (76 votes)Healthiness: 1.3 out of 5 (76 votes)Healthiness: 1.3 out of 5 (76 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: (187 votes) Healthiness: 2.1 out of 5 (187 votes)Healthiness: 2.1 out of 5 (187 votes)Healthiness: 2.1 out of 5 (187 votes)Healthiness: 2.1 out of 5 (187 votes)Healthiness: 2.1 out of 5 (187 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: (24 votes) Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (24 votes)Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (24 votes)Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (24 votes)Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (24 votes)Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (24 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: (21 votes) Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (21 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (21 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (21 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (21 votes)Healthiness: 3.2 out of 5 (21 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: (89 votes) Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (89 votes)Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (89 votes)Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (89 votes)Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (89 votes)Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (89 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: (183 votes) Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (183 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (183 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (183 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (183 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (183 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: (481 votes) Healthiness: 2.5 out of 5 (481 votes)Healthiness: 2.5 out of 5 (481 votes)Healthiness: 2.5 out of 5 (481 votes)Healthiness: 2.5 out of 5 (481 votes)Healthiness: 2.5 out of 5 (481 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: (253 votes) Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (253 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (253 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (253 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (253 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (253 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: (118 votes) Healthiness: 3.7 out of 5 (118 votes)Healthiness: 3.7 out of 5 (118 votes)Healthiness: 3.7 out of 5 (118 votes)Healthiness: 3.7 out of 5 (118 votes)Healthiness: 3.7 out of 5 (118 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: (16 votes) Healthiness: 4.2 out of 5 (16 votes)Healthiness: 4.2 out of 5 (16 votes)Healthiness: 4.2 out of 5 (16 votes)Healthiness: 4.2 out of 5 (16 votes)Healthiness: 4.2 out of 5 (16 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: (166 votes) Healthiness: 2.8 out of 5 (166 votes)Healthiness: 2.8 out of 5 (166 votes)Healthiness: 2.8 out of 5 (166 votes)Healthiness: 2.8 out of 5 (166 votes)Healthiness: 2.8 out of 5 (166 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: (49 votes) Healthiness: 4.4 out of 5 (49 votes)Healthiness: 4.4 out of 5 (49 votes)Healthiness: 4.4 out of 5 (49 votes)Healthiness: 4.4 out of 5 (49 votes)Healthiness: 4.4 out of 5 (49 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: (242 votes) Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (242 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (242 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (242 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (242 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (242 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: (97 votes) Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (97 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (97 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (97 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (97 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (97 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: (469 votes) Healthiness: 2.1 out of 5 (469 votes)Healthiness: 2.1 out of 5 (469 votes)Healthiness: 2.1 out of 5 (469 votes)Healthiness: 2.1 out of 5 (469 votes)Healthiness: 2.1 out of 5 (469 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: (215 votes) Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (215 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (215 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (215 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (215 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (215 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: (382 votes) Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (382 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (382 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (382 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (382 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (382 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: (543 votes) Healthiness: 2.4 out of 5 (543 votes)Healthiness: 2.4 out of 5 (543 votes)Healthiness: 2.4 out of 5 (543 votes)Healthiness: 2.4 out of 5 (543 votes)Healthiness: 2.4 out of 5 (543 votes)

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Macaroni au Gratin  (Edwardians and WW1)
Bring a large saucepan half filled with water to the boil *Add a splash of vegetable oil (this helps to stop the macaroni from sticking together)Add the macaroni carefully,...
Healthiness: (31 votes) Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (31 votes)Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (31 votes)Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (31 votes)Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (31 votes)Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (31 votes)

Macaroni Cheese
Pre heat the oven to 190°C/375°f/Gas Mark 5Bring a pan of water to the boilPut macaroni into the boiling water with a little salt Boil for approx 10mins or...
Healthiness: (59 votes) Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (59 votes)Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (59 votes)Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (59 votes)Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (59 votes)Healthiness: 3.6 out of 5 (59 votes)

Mushrooms à la Grecque
Wipe or wash the mushrooms. Leave them whole if they are small, otherwise cut them into halves or quarters In a pan, heat the olive oil then gently fry the mushrooms. Add the garlic...
Healthiness: (124 votes) Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (124 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (124 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (124 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (124 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (124 votes)

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Mutton and Chicken Stew  (Tudors)
Clean the meat and boil for a while Put part of the broth into another pot and add the pound of raisinsLet the raisins boil until tenderAdd a little portion of...
Healthiness: (117 votes) Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (117 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (117 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (117 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (117 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (117 votes)

New Year Quick Hoppin' John
In a large saucepan gently cook the chopped onion in bacon drippings until soft Stir in the black-eyed peas with the remaining water from the tins, ham, and cayenne pepper...
Healthiness: (7 votes) Healthiness: 3.7 out of 5 (7 votes)Healthiness: 3.7 out of 5 (7 votes)Healthiness: 3.7 out of 5 (7 votes)Healthiness: 3.7 out of 5 (7 votes)Healthiness: 3.7 out of 5 (7 votes)

Paneer Tikka Skewers
Cut the paneer into 4cm (2") cubes Cut the peppers into 4cm (2") squares In a big bowl mix together the yoghurt, chilli powder, salt, garam masala, cumin and...
Healthiness: (10 votes) Healthiness: 4.4 out of 5 (10 votes)Healthiness: 4.4 out of 5 (10 votes)Healthiness: 4.4 out of 5 (10 votes)Healthiness: 4.4 out of 5 (10 votes)Healthiness: 4.4 out of 5 (10 votes)

Pesto Potatoes
Preheat oven to 200°C/400°f/Gas Mark 6 Wash and dry the potatoes. Then cut in half Put the potatoes into a roasting tin, pour the oil over them, sprinkle with sea...
Healthiness: (15 votes) Healthiness: 3.9 out of 5 (15 votes)Healthiness: 3.9 out of 5 (15 votes)Healthiness: 3.9 out of 5 (15 votes)Healthiness: 3.9 out of 5 (15 votes)Healthiness: 3.9 out of 5 (15 votes)

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Poacher's Pie  (Interwar Years)
Soak rabbit in cold salted water for 1 hour and a halfWipe dry the joint, cut the meat from the bones and mince very smallSlice ham or skin sausages, add the minced rabbit...
Healthiness: (63 votes) Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (63 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (63 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (63 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (63 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (63 votes)
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Pork with Pine Kernel Sauce
Dry fry the pine kernels on a medium heatKeep tossing and moving until they are lightly browned Set aside to coolIn the same pan, dry roast cumin and celery seeds...
Healthiness: (27 votes) Healthiness: 3.3 out of 5 (27 votes)Healthiness: 3.3 out of 5 (27 votes)Healthiness: 3.3 out of 5 (27 votes)Healthiness: 3.3 out of 5 (27 votes)Healthiness: 3.3 out of 5 (27 votes)

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Pork with Pine Nut Sauce  (Romano-British)
Dry fry the pine kernels on a medium heatKeep tossing and moving until they are lightly browned Set aside to coolIn the same pan, dry roast cumin and celery...
Healthiness: (245 votes) Healthiness: 2.2 out of 5 (245 votes)Healthiness: 2.2 out of 5 (245 votes)Healthiness: 2.2 out of 5 (245 votes)Healthiness: 2.2 out of 5 (245 votes)Healthiness: 2.2 out of 5 (245 votes)

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Pork, Scallop and Mushroom Kebabs  (Prehistoric)
Lift the scallops from their shells. They are attached by a little 'foot', just pull this awayRinse the scallops thoroughly to remove any sand. Leave to drain Cut the meat...
Healthiness: (46 votes) Healthiness: 3.8 out of 5 (46 votes)Healthiness: 3.8 out of 5 (46 votes)Healthiness: 3.8 out of 5 (46 votes)Healthiness: 3.8 out of 5 (46 votes)Healthiness: 3.8 out of 5 (46 votes)

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Potato Floddies  (World War 2)
Scrub 2 potatoes and grate with a coarse grater over a bowlThen add sufficient flour and water to form a batterSeason with salt and pepperMelt a little dripping and...
Healthiness: (761 votes) Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (761 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (761 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (761 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (761 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (761 votes)

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Pottage - a vegetable soup  (Normans / Medieval)
Wash and prepare the vegetables - eg taking off outer skins etcChop the vegetables and the herbsPut them all into the stockBring the soup to the boilTurn...
Healthiness: (1632 votes) Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (1632 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (1632 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (1632 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (1632 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (1632 votes)

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Poultry with Orange Sauce  (Tudors)
Cook the chicken or duck pieces for about 15-20 minutes in a frying panWhilst the duck is cooking, slice the oranges and add them to a panAdd the grape juice (white wine),...
Healthiness: (78 votes) Healthiness: 3.7 out of 5 (78 votes)Healthiness: 3.7 out of 5 (78 votes)Healthiness: 3.7 out of 5 (78 votes)Healthiness: 3.7 out of 5 (78 votes)Healthiness: 3.7 out of 5 (78 votes)

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Pumpes (Meat Balls)  (Normans / Medieval)
Place the ground meat in a pan or bowlSlightly beat two eggs and add to the meatAdd the salt, spices and chopped parsley to the meatMix well so the egg and spices...
Healthiness: (238 votes) Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (238 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (238 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (238 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (238 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (238 votes)

Purple Sprouting Broccoli Pasta
Put a large pan of water on to boil with a little salt Trim the outer leaves and tough stalks from the broccoli. Wash the broccoli well to get out any grit and chop into 1cm pieces...
Healthiness: (53 votes) Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (53 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (53 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (53 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (53 votes)Healthiness: 3 out of 5 (53 votes)

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Quiche  (Postwar / Modern)
Preheat the oven to 200C, Gas 6Roll out the pastry and line the flan dish Bake the pastry case blind for 15-20 minutes. To do this prick the bottom of the case with a fork...
Healthiness: (342 votes) Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (342 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (342 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (342 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (342 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (342 votes)

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Rabbit (Hare) Terrine  (Edwardians and WW1)
Pre-heat the oven to 180C, 350F or Gas 4Cut the best pieces of meat into neat slices and mince the restIf you are using sausages, split the skin and peel it off. You can use...
Healthiness: (26 votes) Healthiness: 2.5 out of 5 (26 votes)Healthiness: 2.5 out of 5 (26 votes)Healthiness: 2.5 out of 5 (26 votes)Healthiness: 2.5 out of 5 (26 votes)Healthiness: 2.5 out of 5 (26 votes)
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Rabbit served with Redcurrant Sauce
Skin the rabbit and cut the meat into large piecesRub butter into the surface of the rabbit piecesRoughly chop the onionChop or prepare the herbsWarm...
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Rabbit Stew  (World War 2)
Put the rabbit into the cold water and vinegar for 30 minutes to 1 hourStrain and pat the rabbit pieces dryMix the flour with salt and pepper, flour the rabbit...
Healthiness: (549 votes) Healthiness: 3.5 out of 5 (549 votes)Healthiness: 3.5 out of 5 (549 votes)Healthiness: 3.5 out of 5 (549 votes)Healthiness: 3.5 out of 5 (549 votes)Healthiness: 3.5 out of 5 (549 votes)
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Rabbit Stew
Put the rabbit to soak in cold water with the vinegar for 30 minutes  Remove and dry wellMix the flour with the salt and pepper and coat the rabbit jointsHeat...
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Rabbit with Redcurrant Sauce  (Tudors)
Cut the rabbit into 4 pieces, if this has not been done for youBrown the rabbit in a heavy based, lightly greased panAdd the wine or stock, onions and...
Healthiness: (137 votes) Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (137 votes)Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (137 votes)Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (137 votes)Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (137 votes)Healthiness: 4 out of 5 (137 votes)

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Raised Game Pie  (Victorians)
Day 1:Marinading the meat: Trim the game meat from the bones and cube, keeping bones and scaps for the stock.Pour over the port and brandy or red grape juice, with...
Healthiness: (414 votes) Healthiness: 2.1 out of 5 (414 votes)Healthiness: 2.1 out of 5 (414 votes)Healthiness: 2.1 out of 5 (414 votes)Healthiness: 2.1 out of 5 (414 votes)Healthiness: 2.1 out of 5 (414 votes)
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Re-fried Beans
Warm a lidded cookpot by the fireOnce the pot is hot, melt the butter Simmer the onions in the butter until softAdd the butter beans and simmer until they begin to...
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Roast Goose with Apple and Herb Stuffing  (Victorians)
Preheat the oven to Gas 4,180C or 350F.Place a raised rack into your roasting tin. Goose is very fatty and needs to be roasted above the roasting tin so the fat can drip down into it. You...
Healthiness: (317 votes) Healthiness: 3.5 out of 5 (317 votes)Healthiness: 3.5 out of 5 (317 votes)Healthiness: 3.5 out of 5 (317 votes)Healthiness: 3.5 out of 5 (317 votes)Healthiness: 3.5 out of 5 (317 votes)
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Roast Goose with Apple and Herb Stuffing
Heat the oven in the range well with a good coal fire. The goose takes a long time to cook, so remember to keep adding coal as needed.To make the...
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Roasted little chickens (birds) with sauce  (Normans / Medieval)
Rub the fat well over the skin of the birdsRub in a little salt and pepper if desiredRoast at Gas 5, 190 C or 375F for 20-30 minutes depending on the size of the...
Healthiness: (48 votes) Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (48 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (48 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (48 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (48 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (48 votes)
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Roasted little chickens (birds) with sauce
Rub the fat well over the skin of the birdsRub in a little salt and pepper if desiredSlide the birds onto your metal spit Set by the fire, turning and basting...
Healthiness: (46 votes) Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (46 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (46 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (46 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (46 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (46 votes)

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Salmon Cakes  (Saxons & Vikings)
Gently cook the salmon in a pan, it should still be firm but cooked through Allow to cool a little(so the egg doesn't cook) Chop up the onion Beat the...
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Spanish Bean Stew
Fry the onion and garlic in the oil and paprikaAdd the beans, chopped pork, chorizo and bay leavesCover with water and bring to the boilCover and simmer...
Healthiness: (61 votes) Healthiness: 2.3 out of 5 (61 votes)Healthiness: 2.3 out of 5 (61 votes)Healthiness: 2.3 out of 5 (61 votes)Healthiness: 2.3 out of 5 (61 votes)Healthiness: 2.3 out of 5 (61 votes)

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Steak and Kidney Pie  (Interwar Years)
Preparing the filling:Cut the steak into very thin slicesSplit, skin, core and slice the kidneysMix the flour and seasoningDip the meat in the flour and...
Healthiness: (73 votes) Healthiness: 2.7 out of 5 (73 votes)Healthiness: 2.7 out of 5 (73 votes)Healthiness: 2.7 out of 5 (73 votes)Healthiness: 2.7 out of 5 (73 votes)Healthiness: 2.7 out of 5 (73 votes)
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Stuffed Mackerel
Wash the fish, place a pot by the fire to warmPlace the butter and herbs in the belly of the fish. These can be made into a herb butter if preferredTie the fish...
Healthiness: (91 votes) Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (91 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (91 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (91 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (91 votes)Healthiness: 3.4 out of 5 (91 votes)

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Stuffed Trout or Mackerel  (Tudors)
Wash the fishPlace the butter and herbs in the belly of the fish. These can be made into a herb butter if preferredTie the fish closedPour the stock or wine into a...
Healthiness: (59 votes)Healthiness: 1.9 out of 5 (59 votes)Healthiness: 1.9 out of 5 (59 votes)Healthiness: 1.9 out of 5 (59 votes)Healthiness: 1.9 out of 5 (59 votes)Healthiness: 1.9 out of 5 (59 votes)
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Summer Chicken and Pasta Salad
Add the water to saucepan and bring it to the boil Add the pasta and simmer for about 8-10 minutes (check the packet instructions for exact timing)While the pasta is...
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Sweet Frumenty
Add the cracked wheat, ale and spices to a pot Set a pot above the fire for a few hours to cookStir occasionally and add water so the pot doesn't boil dryWhen...
Healthiness: (349 votes) Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (349 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (349 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (349 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (349 votes)Healthiness: 3.1 out of 5 (349 votes)

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Sweet Frumenty  (Normans / Medieval)
Soak the wheat in the ale until it begins to swell, this takes a few hours. (Or boil for 15 minutes and then leave to stand for 15 minutes) Most of the liquid will be absorbed. Add more...
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Toad in the Hole  (World War 2)
Put the oven on to 200 C or Gas 6Put the fat in an oven-proof dish and put it in the oven to heatSkin the sausages and reform each one into twoSift the flour, salt...
Healthiness: (634 votes) Healthiness: 2.5 out of 5 (634 votes)Healthiness: 2.5 out of 5 (634 votes)Healthiness: 2.5 out of 5 (634 votes)Healthiness: 2.5 out of 5 (634 votes)Healthiness: 2.5 out of 5 (634 votes)

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Traditional Yorkshire Pudding  (Georgians / Regency)
Pre-heat the oven to 220o / 425f or Gas 7Place a sieve over a large mixing bowl. Holding the sieve high above the bowl sieve the flour into the bowlMake a well in the centre...
Healthiness: (69 votes) Healthiness: 2.6 out of 5 (69 votes)Healthiness: 2.6 out of 5 (69 votes)Healthiness: 2.6 out of 5 (69 votes)Healthiness: 2.6 out of 5 (69 votes)Healthiness: 2.6 out of 5 (69 votes)

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Trout in Green Sauce  (Normans / Medieval)
Make the green sauce first:Blanch the spinach by dropping into boiling water for 10 secondsUsing fresh bread, make the breadcrumbs and place in the cooking panChop up...
Healthiness: (121 votes) Healthiness: 2.2 out of 5 (121 votes)Healthiness: 2.2 out of 5 (121 votes)Healthiness: 2.2 out of 5 (121 votes)Healthiness: 2.2 out of 5 (121 votes)Healthiness: 2.2 out of 5 (121 votes)

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Tudor boiled and baked ham  (Tudors)
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...
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Vegetable and Oatmeal Casserole  (World War 2)
Peel and dice the vegetablesFry in dripping until slightly cookedAdd the oatmeal and stir until the fat is absorbedSeason with paprika, herbs, salt and pepper and...
Healthiness: (489 votes) Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (489 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (489 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (489 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (489 votes)Healthiness: 5 out of 5 (489 votes)
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Vegetable Pottage
Peel the onion, roughly slice and chopTop and tail the leeks and parsnip, peel the outer skins and roughly chopRoughly chop some spinachWarm a pot by the fire...
Healthiness: (1126 votes) Healthiness: 2.8 out of 5 (1126 votes)Healthiness: 2.8 out of 5 (1126 votes)Healthiness: 2.8 out of 5 (1126 votes)Healthiness: 2.8 out of 5 (1126 votes)Healthiness: 2.8 out of 5 (1126 votes)

Winter Warming Vegetable Stew
Pour olive oil into a very large pan, put on a gentle heat Add the onions and fry gently until soft, then add the garlic and fry for a further minute Sprinkle over the cumin...
Healthiness: (217 votes) Healthiness: 2.2 out of 5 (217 votes)Healthiness: 2.2 out of 5 (217 votes)Healthiness: 2.2 out of 5 (217 votes)Healthiness: 2.2 out of 5 (217 votes)Healthiness: 2.2 out of 5 (217 votes)
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Woolton Pie
Remove the outer leaves from the cauliflower and dice into small pieces, add the chunks to the panTop tail and peel the carrots, dice into small chunks and add to the...
Healthiness: (756 votes) Healthiness: 2.3 out of 5 (756 votes)Healthiness: 2.3 out of 5 (756 votes)Healthiness: 2.3 out of 5 (756 votes)Healthiness: 2.3 out of 5 (756 votes)Healthiness: 2.3 out of 5 (756 votes)

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Woolton Pie - Recipe 1 (With wholemeal pastry topping)  (World War 2)
For the pie:Dice up the vegetablesPlace in a saucepan with just enough water to coverAdd the oatmeal and vegetable extract and stirCook for 10-15...
Healthiness: (873 votes) Healthiness: 2.6 out of 5 (873 votes)Healthiness: 2.6 out of 5 (873 votes)Healthiness: 2.6 out of 5 (873 votes)Healthiness: 2.6 out of 5 (873 votes)Healthiness: 2.6 out of 5 (873 votes)

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Woolton Pie - Recipe 2 (With potato topping)  (World War 2)
Place the diced vegetables, spring onions, vegetable extract and oatmeal into a saucepanAdd just enough water to cover and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionallyAllow to...
Healthiness: (210 votes) Healthiness: 3.7 out of 5 (210 votes)Healthiness: 3.7 out of 5 (210 votes)Healthiness: 3.7 out of 5 (210 votes)Healthiness: 3.7 out of 5 (210 votes)Healthiness: 3.7 out of 5 (210 votes)


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