A King’s Peas Recipes

Savor: A Revolution in Food Culture

The Wadsworth’s upcoming exhibition Savor: A Revolution in Food Culture, on view from February 29–May 24, explores the radical changes to food and dining that took place in Europe between 1650 and 1789. Five eighteenth-century recipes adapted for today will be provided as take-aways throughout the exhibition. We want to see how YOU would interpret and serve these historic dishes.
Take a recipe, make a recipe, post your plate to #SavortheWadsworth and be featured on screen in Savor.

In order for your photo/video to be featured during the opening event please post using #SavortheWadsworth or submit to socialmedia@thewadsworth.org no later than Tuesday, February 25.  







Savor: A Revolution in Food Culture is organized by the Gardiner Museum, Toronto, and curated by Meredith Chilton, Curator Emerita at the Gardiner Museum. This presentation of the exhibition is a collaboration between the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art and the Gardiner Museum.

The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated cookbook, The King’s Peas: Delectable Recipes and Their Stories from the Age of Enlightenment. The recipes provided here have been adapted for today by Meredith Chilton.



Major support provided by Beatrice Koopman, Dorothy Brooks Koopman, and Rena Koopman through the Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving with additional support from the David T. Langrock Foundation, Duff Ashmead and Eric Ort, Mr. Gerard Lupacchino and Mr. Lynn C. Beaulieu, Agnes and Bill Peelle, the Design and Decorative Arts Council and Bank of America.

Sustaining support for the Wadsworth Atheneum provided by Newman’s Own Foundation and the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s United Arts Campaign.


Images: Boy and Girl Shelling Peas, England, Chelsea, c. 1759–70. Soft-paste porcelain, enamels, and gilding. Photograph © 2019 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Gift of Richard C. Paine; Carp Tureen and stand, England, Chelsea, c. 1755. Soft-paste porcelain, enamels. Gardiner Museum, Toronto, Canada. Courtesy of Michele Beiny. Photo by Michele Beiny/Richard Goodbody; Tureen with cover, France, Sceaux, c. 1755.  Tin-glazed earthenware (faience). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY. Gift of R. Thornton Wilson, in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson, 1954.