Food history talk for town

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DISCOVER what a ‘doshon’ is and uncover other fascinating secrets behind Derbyshire oatcakes when food historian Mark Dawson comes to Chesterfield Library today.

An expert in the appetites of Derbyshire folk during Tudor and Stuart times, Mark will reveal that a doshon is a mixing bowl once used to make the famous oatcake.

Other foodie facts to be revealed include the case of the Stony Houghton man trying to make off with a peck of stolen apples in his trousers and the fact Chesterfield had 65 alehouses in 1577 - one for every 15 people.

The talk - Food and Drink in Tudor and Stuart North Derbyshire – takes place at New Beetwell Street Library lecture theatre tonight from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.

Tickets priced £3 or £2 are available from the library or by calling 01629 533400.