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A Very Medieval Christmas From The Hovel

Ding Dong Merrily On a Hovel Ever wondered how different a medieval Christmas was to our modern counterpart? Luckily, you’re in the right place to find out! The biggest difference between Modern Christmas and Medieval Christmas, actually occurred before the big day itself. In the Medieval era, Advent was a […]

A Very Medieval Christmas - The Hovel

Hovel Kitchen: Apple & Fruit Pie 1

  Welcome to another edition of Hovel Kitchen! Our video has just gone live, and blew you will find the recipe for our latest treat: Apple & Fruit Pie! Pie History There is some contentious history as to where the pie originated. Did it originate in ancient Egypt (as, apparently, […]


Hovel Kitchen: Chicken & Beef Stew 2

Welcome to another HovelTV Saturday Medieval Kitchen! This week’s dish is: Chicken and Beef Stew. This is a really simple dish with a delicate flavour. Suitable for reenactments from most eras, the ingredients would have been available for middle class upwards! You will need: 1 Free Range Chicken, fully prepped […]


Hovel Kitchen: Roast Pork with Red Wine

We decided to push the boat out a bit this time and cook roast pork! It’s been a while since we released a Saturday Medieval Kitchen! Combination of time constraints and software issues have pushed them back a bit, but have no fear! We have filmed 6 kitchens, plus this […]


Herstmonceux: England’s Medieval Festival – Event Review 1

We’ve finally arrived back from Herstmonceux Castle and rejoined reality (collective sigh!). A fantastic three day event with a real laid back festival guide! The Hovel has entertained crowds with juggling, games, and Paul’s own live version of Fruit Ninja! We’ve met some of our awesome fans and thrilled kids and […]


Hovel Kitchen: Medieval Pork Hedgehogs

Our newest video for HovelTV has just gone live! Saturday Medieval Kitchen: Pork Hedgehogs. These pork hedgehogs would have been a really nice centre piece for a banquet, the decoration of almond flakes as spines is made to look like mini hedgehogs on the plate. Probably not eaten by the lower […]