When we were at the Ludlow Food Festival earlier this year, I was asked by Paul Shuttleworth of BBC Radio Shropshire if I would mind coming on their Sunday morning cookery programme at some stage. Without thinking much about it and needing to fend off the crowds o...

I have occasionally made a delicious Elizabethan style biscuit, known as Shrewsbury Cakes, and the most recent reason for this recipe is an interview by Paul Shuttleworth of BBC Radio Shropshire.


Shrewsbury Cakes


In Elizabethan times, ‘Banqueting’ was somewha...

15 Apr 2014




The pile of invitations ready for the post.

"The wedding will be more traditional than a 'traditional' wedding..."


How do you set about planning a wedding that is recognisable to people as being a 'wedding' but harks back to earlier time periods, and so revives some...

14 Aug 2011


 It seems only right to start this new blog for The Copper Pot by having a drink to wish it luck. After all, any respectable Georgian dinner party would feature a lengthy round of toasts.


This is an intriguing recipe that I found in my copy of ‘English 18th century br...

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