Cook like a Roman at King's School

An example of Roman food being cooked Credit: Sally Grainger
An example of Roman food being cooked Photo Credit: Sally Grainger
Published Monday, 30th April 2018

A cooking demonstration in a reconstructed Roman oven will be part of a school fete at the King's School in Worcester.

A Roman oven was previously discovered during the archaeological excavations which were carried out before The Hive was built. The fete at King's School on 7 May will feature a reconstruction of this unusual pre-fabricated oven built by professional potter Graham Taylor.

The cooking demonstration will be run by Roman food expert Sally Grainger as part of Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service's 'What's cooking in Roman Worcester project', funded by the Roman Research Trust.

Justin Hughes, Community Archaeologist, said: "It is wonderful to share this exciting project with local schools and to publicise the findings of the intriguing Roman oven structures which we found at The Hive during archaeological excavations."

Sarah Bradley, Head of Classics at King’s School, said “We are delighted to be providing the opportunity to see a Roman oven in action on our historic site and look forward to finding out what Roman cooking was really like.”


The fete at King's School will run from 12-4pm and is free to attend.


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