At the Sign of the Lemon Tree – Ivan Day (Child)

At the Sign of the Lemon Tree – Ivan Day (Child)

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In eighteenth century Britain, a lemon tree was the emblem of many fruiterers. It was often used on shop signs and trade cards. These merchants imported citrus fruits from Spain, spreading Mediterranean sunshine into countless British kitchens and providing the raw material for early marmalade makers. In this illustrated lecture, food historian Ivan Day discusses how these important trader-adventurers risked their lives on hazardous sea voyages to ensure that professional and domestic cooks and confectioners had plentiful supplies of good quality fruit. All proceeds to Hospice at Home Carlisle & North Lakeland.

1pm on Saturday 14th March
Location: The Mediaeval Hall

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In eighteenth century Britain, a lemon tree was the emblem of many fruiterers. It was often used on shop signs and trade cards. These merchants imported citrus fruits from Spain, spreading Mediterranean sunshine into countless British kitchens and providing the raw material for early marmalade makers. In this illustrated lecture, food historian Ivan Day discusses how these important trader-adventurers risked their lives on hazardous sea voyages to ensure that professional and domestic cooks and confectioners had plentiful supplies of good quality fruit. All proceeds to Hospice at Home Carlisle & North Lakeland.

1pm on Saturday 14th March
Location: The Mediaeval Hall

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