Food glorious food at museum

This year Mansfield Museum’s summer exhibition will be called Our Local Larder: Mansfield Food Past And Present, which will be taking a look at food, marvellous food, in all its guises.

The exhibition will be running from Saturday, August 6, to Saturday, November 26, and displays will be looking at the history of British food and the influence of foreign cuisine on our diet, with plenty of space given to such local specialities as the Gooseberry Pork Pie.

There will be lots of activities on offer throughout the summer including making and decorating your own chef’s hat, food tasting and a full-blown Food Fair.

Jodie Henshaw, museum development officer, said: “As always we would like to involve as many of our visitors in helping put our displays together as possible. We would like people to tell us all about their own family-favourite dishes and if we receive enough we plan to make them up into a modest recipe booklet to sell in the museum to celebrate Nottinghamshire nosh!”

The museum is also on the look-out for the loan of retro and vintage kitchen utensils and recipe books. If you feel you can help with this or any other aspect of what promises to be an intriguing project, ring Jodie Henshaw for an informal chat on 01623 463088.