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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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1830s Kitchen

Posted by Hazel Baker, Director of London Guided Walks on Monday, May 17, 2021, In : Regency 

If people were transported back to a kitchen from the 1830s, what would be the most obvious differences? Paul Couchman, The Regency Chef, has the answer.


Paul Couchman: If we could all go back in time If you went through the kitchen door, I imagine you'd be hit by the heat. Because what you've got is a big old range that used to use and a big sort of cast iron heated box, really, and they'd glow and they'd burn Argas so it would have been absolute boiling hot. So that's the first thing you not...


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The Regency Cook

Posted by Hazel Baker, Director of London Guided Walks on Friday, May 14, 2021, In : Regency 

Our latest podcast episode is about Regency food, flavours and fashions with guest Paul Couchman, The Regency Cook.


I asked Paul to tell us a little bit about his backstory and how he became The Regency Cook.

This is what he had to say:


Paul: I started off as a volunteer in something in a lovely project called The Regency Townhouse, it’s a restoration of a very beautiful building. And in that building was this kitchen and I helped to restore the kitchen because the kitchen had to be cooked in ...


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Regency Dress: Costume Dramas

Posted by London tour guide Hazel Baker on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, In : Regency 
I love a good costume drama. There's something quite magical about stepping back in time and seeing what an era from the past was like. That's not just to say about the costumes, but also the architecture and also how people lived; the accepted etiquette, technological advancements and scientific understandings.

Looking back at the long list of period dramas I have watched, I must confess to being a bit of a junky for them. My first love for film came when I was nine years old and I had chicke...
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