Culinary Historians, So Cal – February 2007

Culinary Historians of Southern California
– Events for February

Hampton Court Palace archaeological ‘dig.’ –How the kitchen was organized, used for that rascally wife-beheader glutton Henry VIII and subsequent 200 years:

Talk: “News from the Hampton Court Palace Kitchens”
Marc Meltonville and Richard Fitch

“This is an illustrated talk on the experimental archaeology project taking place at the historic kitchens of Hampton Court Palace, looking at the original usage of the kitchens of Henry VIII and subsequent two hundred years of royal occupation. They will look at the many aspects of research and reconstruction needed to complete this sort of ‘living’ display and examine the way in which this type of project can link “academic research” with popular history.”

Saturday, February 10, 2007
10:30 a.m.
Los Angeles Central Library
5th & Flower
Parking: underground – $1. –if you remember to get stamp,
1st floor front desk

“Meltonville and Fitch are on staff at Hampton Court Palace, Henry VIII’s palace on the Thames. For more information on the palace, go to
[–Sorry, something wrong with the website:

“To see Richard Fitch’s blog on his work, visit his website:
The site contains quite a few photos and will give you an idea of the fascinating work Richard and Marc are doing.”

Event Renaissance English dinner with Marc Meltonville and Richard Fitch

When Monday February 12 7:30 PM

Where: The Whale & Ale, upper rooms
327 West 7th Street, San Pedro
about half a mile from Harbor Freeway at Gaffey
free parking in rear and plentiful street parking

What: Though The Whale & Ale is known for traditional English pub fare, owner Andrew SIlber has long had an interest in English traditional and regional food. He is delighted to host the CHSC and our guests Marc Meltonville and Richard Fitch with the following menu:

Beef Marrow Bones roasted in Sea Salt with fresh baked soda bread

Rokette salad

Roasted Vine Tomatoes & Char-grilled Peppers over Rocket & Watercress Salad

Roast Goose Farced (stuffing of eggs, onion, grapes) with Almond Frumenty (barley boiled in almond milk)

Perys in Compote – Poached pear in wines and cinnamon

Dinner, including tax, service, and your choice of non-alcoholic beverage, is $35.00 per person, including tax & service.
Beer, wine and hard cider are available for purchase.
If you need directions to the Whale & Ale or want more information, their website is

Reservations email ASAP to Richard Foss at
Checks made out to CHSC can be sent to
Richard at 809 Eleventh Street, Manhattan Beach CA 90266 Act soon – space is limited!
Credit card click on the following link:

Note: Reservations using a credit card will be $37.00 rather than $35.00 due to credit card company fees.

Membership: SC Culinary Historians
Membership is one year and benefits Los Angeles Public Library
Entitles invitation to unique events, such as picnic and Christmas party in unusual setting, tasting menues, lectures, one-day food-related trips; raises funds to support library’s collection of food, history, reference and cook books

Next Month: New England Food

tag: Southern California Culinary Historians, English food event, Henry VIII food, Hampton Court Palace food, food event February 10 February 12, Los Angeles food event lecture

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