Peter Brears at Blackfriars, Newcastle

Peter Brears
Peter Brears

On Saturday, 25th October 2014, the acclaimed food historian Peter Brears is coming to give the Blackfriars Lecture at Blackfriars Restaurant,  Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. One of Britain’s most celebrated ‘reconstruction cooks’, Peter will be talking about medieval etiquette and dining in Blackfriars Banqueting Hall – a fantastic opportunity to hear and meet the author of volumes as Cooking and Dining in Medieval England, All the King’s Cooks, and Traditional Food in Yorkshire. Peter’s publications are high on the list of any medieval or early modern food historian: he’s a thorough and careful researcher and an accomplished cook – a powerful combination that does what so many medieval cookbooks struggle to do: to combine the learned with the practical and the accessible. The lecture will be followed by a three-course meal cooked up by Blackfriars Head Chef, Dan Duggan, and his talented team at Blackfriars… this really is one not to miss!

Peter's go-to for an account of the dining scene in medieval England
Peter’s go-to for an account of the dining scene in medieval England

The Blackfriars Lecture Series is getting a serious reputation for welcoming distinguished speakers to their lovely setting in the centre of Newcastle. Previous talks have been given by the likes of Dr Giles Gasper, (Durham University), Professor Michael Prestwich (Emeritus, Durham University), Professor Chris Woolgar (University of Southampton), Professor Andrew Jotchisky (Lancaster University) and Dr John Clay (Durham University).  The lecture series is supported by Durham University’s Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies – another great supporter of medieval cookery and research.

Tickets are limited for Peter’s lecture and demonstration, so get your skates on…


Blackfriars Banqueting Hall For more information about the event, and details of how to book, visit the Blackfriars website.


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