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Christmas food and feasting : a history

Author: Madeline Shanahan
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2019]
Series: The meals series
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From its pre-Christian origins to the present, food has always been central to Christmas; a feast at which tradition, nostalgia, innovation, symbolism, and indulgence all come together at the table. This book explores the rich story of Christmas food and feasting, tracing the history of how our festive menu evolved and inherited elements of pagan ritual, medieval traditions, early modern innovations, Victorian  Read more...
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Shanahan, Madeline.
Christmas food and feasting.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2019]
(DLC) 2018042843
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Madeline Shanahan
ISBN: 1442276983 9781442276987
OCLC Number: 1051778670
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: A short history of Christmas --
Meats and main --
Puddings and desserts --
Festive cakes --
Sweet treats --
Drink.
Series Title: The meals series
Responsibility: Madeline Shanahan.

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This book explores the history of Christmas food and feasting in the English-speaking world and tells the story of the evolution of our most cherished festive dishes, from their pagan past to the  Read more...

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