Try these recipes
Hand picked straight from Florence Straw's own recipe book, have a go at these recipes from the past.
Be careful with your cooking times, as Florence wasn't very specific.
Florence collected hundreds of recipes over the years - look out for special events throughout the year where you can come and taste some for yourself.
Try out this Victorian recipe for gingerbread - let us know what you think.
Cut your gingerbread into any shape you like.
Be careful as all cooking times are estimated, so keep an eye on your gingerbread in the oven.
Pick some apples, then try your hand at this recipe for apple chutney.
The Straws made lots of their own preserves, from produce grown in their orchard or the allotment they had across town.
We still have their apple trees today, so why not come along and pick a bag of apples for 50p? Take them home and try turning them into this chutney.
Have fun, and share your creations on our Facebook page.