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Eat, Drink & Be Merry

Eat, Drink & Be Merry explores the world of food and drink from the Downton era. Remember, anyone can be a Downton Cook! This board is curated by Downton Cooks:
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Chocolate Charlotte Russe. It would be a shame to miss a good pudding! S5E2 features a pudding made for the Crawleys. This is a lovely chocolate russe which is easy to make.


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Mothers Day is celebrated in North America in May. Hosting a Tea Party is a great last minute gift to give your mom. Invite the little ladies in your life and make it a mother-daughter tea. The basics and recipe ideas.


Mother's Day Tea is Always a Great Last Minute Idea

Easy Asparagus Feuilletés. Ivy gets her big chance to cook dishes on her own in Season 4. Asparagus and puff paste is all you need.


Dream of Spring with Ivy's Simple Asparagus Feuilletés

Add cranberry torte to your list of holiday desserts. The tart taste makes it a crowd pleaser, and no one needs to know just how easy it is to make.


Your Downton Holiday Baking Should Include Easy Cranberry Torte

Hot Cross Buns are still a Good Friday tradition. The recipe I inherited from my Granny' makes this and other sweet buns to share with family and friends.


Hot Cross Buns are Still a Good Friday Tradition

Eve's Pudding is a classic English dessert, named after the biblical Eve. This version is one of the lovely recipes from Jessica Fellowes' new book, A Year in the Life of Downton Abbey.


'Tis Sporting Season at Downton, Warmed by Eve's Pudding

Rhubarb season is almost upon us with lots of great ways to use Edwardian favorite. Start your day off right with healthy rhubarb oatmeal muffins.


Spring Means Rhubarb Season is Almost Upon us

Nothing better than sweet buns and a cup of tea. I inherited my Granny's recipe which makes dozens of light sweet buns. Use this recipe as your base to create currant buns, cinnamon buns, chelsea buns, hot cross buns. Freezes well.


Hot Cross Buns are Still a Good Friday Tradition

Vichyssoise: one of the dishes Alfred was tested on at the Ritz training school in S4 of Downton. Essentially leek & potato soup, chilled with milk added. My recipe.


A New Fridge at Downton Would Keep Vichyssoise Conveniently Cold

Easing into summer with healthy rhubarb crumble. Less sugar and almost no butter.


Easing into Summer on Victoria Day with Healthy Rhubarb Crumble