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You Are What You Ate

Food lessons from the past

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Project news
Engaging teens in healthy eating: a case study for the Museums Association

Research news
Find out about Christmas in the Middle Ages

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From possets to pies: alcohol and pastry-making through time
Find Farts of Portingale at the Pontefract Liquorice Festival
Find out about where foods originally came from
Figgy facts: find out more about figs
A short history of medieval markets
New museum display goes to Airedale Library!
Selling red herrings in Venice:
changing diet and global trade in the seventeenth century
'You are what you ate' receives more funding to continue work with schools and youth groups
Liquorice: a little history of the 'sweet root'
Food For All Seasons exhibition opens at Wakefield Museum
Rhubarb: poison, purge or pudding?
Undergraduate research into seventeeth century cooking
Historic Food Day: a conference with a difference
The vices and virtues of drink in the 17th and 18th centuries
Tough soldier eats pottage at the Pontefract Liquorice Festival!
Take a look at the dark side of sugar
Diet and disease: osteology workshop at the University of Bradford
Medieval Winter: spiced apple on a cold day. Find out more!
Did you miss our exhibition? Find out more!
From January 2011 we will be visiting all primary schools in the Wakefield area of West Yorkshire’ Read more
Calling all children! Free food fun for February half-term Read more
All the fun of the fair! Check out our photos of Wakefield's Rhubarb Festival. Read more
Historical Food Day. Chocolate and ice cream: find out more!
Rickets on the increase? Doctors find historical levels of vitamin D deficiency in modern England? Read more
Veggie tales: all you ever wanted to know about vegetarianism. Read more
A day in the life of a food scientist Read more

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