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Eat Like You Live at Downton Abbey! (Butler Not Included)

By Kelsey Banfield |

Bread Pudding

I am addicted to the show Downton Abbey. I wish they produced more episodes every season so I wouldn’t have to wait so long between seasons! One of the things that has always interested me about the show is how to they eat so incredibly well. The kitchen is constantly atwitter with gossip and cooking. They never stop churning out incredible meals! It is amazing to think that is how much effort used to go into a simple meal like high tea. Here are some of the foods that you would commonly find for a full dinner at a place like Downton Abbey. Formal English meals used to include many, many courses ranging from seafood to game to light desserts. If you are planning your own Downton Abbey dinner party, or just want to eat like you are a Grantham, here you go! (Sorry, Carson isn’t included.)

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Eat Like You Live at Downton Abbey!

Bread Pudding

If you were eating a formal meal at Downton Abbey, you'd probably have bread pudding, a traditional English dessert. It is often filled with local fruits like apples and lots of brown sugar.
Try one of these bread pudding recipes

Top Photo: Julie Van Rosendaal

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Kelsey Banfield

Kelsey Banfield is the food writer and the founder of The Naptime Chef. She writes a daily food column for Babble Food and her food writing has also appeared in the places like Parents magazine, and Martha Stewart Living. Kelsey lives in southern Connecticut with her husband and daughter. Read bio and latest posts → Read Kelsey's latest posts →

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One thought on “Eat Like You Live at Downton Abbey! (Butler Not Included)

  1. Pamela Foster says:

    Gotta love the bread pudding. I think I am the one who is obsessed with the food of the show. I blog about the food history of the Downton era (1900-1920s). The best part is exploring the history of food we still enjoy today. Great food has a history. Visit me at

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