More from our visit to Burghley House
It seems kitchens have always held an attraction, warmth, food, drink, what’s not to like.
You’ve noticed the skulls? Turtles.
Now every piece of meat that passed through this kitchen would have been ‘headed up’ by a skull at some point, but obviously turtles were note worthy. In the 17th century turtle soup was a very prestigious dish to set before your guests. So much so, you’d have had a special dish from which to serve it.
It’s amazing that a new cook didn’t come along and say ‘for goodness sake, get those ugly dusty old things out of my kitchen!’
We don’t know how this chap arrived.
We stayed in a holiday let on the estate, The Dairy, we were quite a crowd, the Dairy can accommodate up to twenty guests; we were celebrating a special birthday.
Now think what an old dairy looks like, even if it is one on the estate of a stately home. Now think again.
No one minded being in this kitchen, well actually there were two kitchens… an heir and a spare of kitchens!
Sumptuous, and Spud the dog was a model guest, he took one look at the sofas and realised he hadn’t a cat in hells chance of being allowed on one, so he sprawled on the under heated floors instead and was content.
After three nights of excellent company food and wine, none of us were quite ready to go home to our own kitchens.