Tag: Advent Calendar

#AdventCalendar – Day 13: Wynkyn de Worde, Christmas Carols and a boar’s head

Well, yesterday some of you people protested when I wrote that the brawn is probably something no one would cook, and I’m glad because I kind of like the stuff, but you have forced me to double down with another traditional Tudor Christmas dish: the boar head. Wynkyn de Worde, most likely a pseudonym, was […]

#AdventCalendar – Day 7: The Song of Shadows

Sweep thy faint strings, Musician, With thy long lean hand; Downward the starry tapers burn, Sinks soft the waning sand; The old hound whimpers couched in sleep, The embers smoulder low; Across the walls the shadows Come, and go. Sweep softly thy strings, Musician, The minutes mount to hours; Frost on the windless casement weaves […]

#AdventCalendar – Day 4: Plum Porridge and Figgy Pudding

Just in case you’re looking to cook up a traditional Christmas dinner looking at the history of England, I recently stumbled upon a couple of dishes used as appetizers in Tudor and Victorian times, so I thought you might enjoy trying them (or not). Plum Porridge and Figgy Pudding are two traditional recipes published today […]