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Ice cream in the 1830s

Posted by Hazel Baker, Director of London Guided Walks on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, In : Regency 

Ice cream has been around for over 200 years but our taste buds have changed quite a bit. Paul Couchman, The Regency Chef, tells us about popular ice cream flavours in 1830s Britain.


Paul Couchman: Ice cream thing was massive trend and I love hearing stories about the bizarre flavours they had. One of my favourites of Hannah Glasse recipes where its absolute art.


I think somebody tried to bring back a sort of Parmesan ice cream. Have you had parmesan ice cream before?


Hazel Baker: I haven’t. I...


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A Taste of Pleasure

Posted by London guided Walks on Saturday, June 4, 2016, In : Eating 
It has returned! 

Magnum has moved from Selfridges to it's own swanky pop-up shop on nearby Molton Street. So having finished my Street Art in Shoreditch tour I popped along to see what all the fuss was about. 



The Magnum Pleasure Store is serving bespoke ice creams to cool customers throughout the summer.

The hotly anticipated summer pop up of pleasure celebrates the launch of the Magnum Double range, where they will be the first to try a double dipped Magnum with two layers of chocol...


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History of Ice cream in London

Posted by London Guided Walks on Sunday, August 24, 2014, In : Victorian 


History of ice cream in London
It's on hot days like today where we Londoners should thank Victorian entrepreneur Carlo Gatti for introducing us to this splendid cool nectar.



Carlo Gatti came to London in 1847 travelling from the Italian speaking region of Switzerland. He began his business selling refreshments to normal Londoners from a stall selling a waffle-like treat sprinkled with sugar in the summer and chestnuts in winter.

Gatti lived in Holborn where there was an established Italian comm...

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