February 21, 2019 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
What type of dessert does a queen eat? Only a few women have ruled as monarch of England, but each has exemplified a unique moment in British history. One way to understand more about a society is through that period’s food, and especially the food of the ruling class. From this lecture, we’ll learn about the favorite desserts, eating habits, and table etiquette of the three longest-reigning English queens: Victoria, Elizabeth I and Elizabeth II. In addition to the lecture, we’ll taste each queen’s favorite dessert which will include: gingerbread cookies, Victorian sponge cake, and chocolate biscuit cake.
*Open to Community Members only