Adventures in Marzipan: Princess Margaret of Denmark, Crown Princess Martha of Norway, Crown Princess Astrid of Belgium

By DM Testa While watching Great British Bake-Off contestants struggle with the Prinsesstarta or Princess Cake, a Swedish sponge cake layered with custard, jam, marzipan, and mountains of whipped cream, (yes, please!) I discovered this was a favorite of three sisters from the Swedish Royal family. Even better, there’s a cookbook named after them so … Continue reading Adventures in Marzipan: Princess Margaret of Denmark, Crown Princess Martha of Norway, Crown Princess Astrid of Belgium

Herstory on Film

Each month, the Herstory Club curates a selection of films that complement our monthly theme. This collection will be female-focused – both in front of the camera and ideally behind too – and range from fiction to biopics of real women in history. The films we’ll be recommending aim to both entertain and educate, showcasing … Continue reading Herstory on Film

Historical food for thought: The way to the public’s heart is through their stomach

by Louise Quick    People love food. It’s not a mind-blowing statement, I know. Eating is an enjoyable - and necessary! - part of human existence. Everyone eats. It’s one of the great common denominators throughout human history. Even Mahatma Ghandi, Jane Austen, Winston Churchill and Boudicca woke up wondering: ‘what’s for breakfast?’. This is what … Continue reading Historical food for thought: The way to the public’s heart is through their stomach

‘The right kind of cooking utensil is as important as the right kind of weapon’

by Clare Wichbold 'The right kind of cooking utensil is as important as the right kind of weapon' This quote was penned in June 1942 at the height of the Second World War by Constance Chellingworth Radcliffe Cooke (1877-1963), who campaigned on a wide range of causes. She was the oldest daughter of Charles Walwyn … Continue reading ‘The right kind of cooking utensil is as important as the right kind of weapon’