Ivan Day

Famed for his extensive knowledge and research on British and European cuisine, Ivan is one of the UK’s most celebrated food scholars, broadcasters and writers, he is also a gifted professional cook and confectioner.

Ivan’s expertise for re-creations of historic meals and table settings is in high demand, and he has exhibited and lectured around the world.

"Ivan Day is, no contest, the leading expert on historic cookery in Britain. You have probably encountered his work without knowing it." - The Telegraph

See Ivan's blog: Food History Jottings

Take a look at Ivan's books:
Cooking in Europe 1650 - 1850
Ice Cream: A History

Read articles about Ivan:
The history cook: Food of Christmas past
Big,Bold, Wild: We Re-Create Christmas Dinners Of Centuries Past
How to Eat Like a King for Christmas
The Kitchen Thinker:Ivan Day

Ivan Day's Courses

Historic Pies with Ivan Day

Take a culinary journey back through time with this unique one-day course which combines hands-on British pie-making with fascinating food history.Led by celebrated food historian, broadcaster and wri...

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Historic Ices with Ivan Day

Courses starting from £175.00

Take a culinary journey back through time with this one-day course which combines hands-on ice-cream and sorbet making with fascinating food history. The British love of ice-cream and water ices dates...

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Stir-up Sunday

Courses starting from £35.00

Journey back in time and discover the provenance, recipes and stories behind the traditional Christmas pudding with this special seasonal event. Join celebrated food historian, Ivan Day for this fe...

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