At Christmas We Feast with Annie Gray
Join us on a journey through Christmases past, from the earliest mentions of gluttonous meals at Christmas to the trappings and traditions of the present day. There will be food, drink and a generous helping of Christmas merriment.
- Thu Dec 09, 2021 - 7:00pm
- David's Bookshop
We're going all-out at David's for our Christmas event with Annie Gray, who will take us on a delectable trip through time...
For many people Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a turkey and trimmings, pudding and brandy butter. But where do our traditions come from - and when modern writers 'reinvent' the Christmas meal, are they really doing anything so very different?
Tracing the birth of the twelve-day celebration under Edward I to the restoration of holiday splendour under Victoria, At Christmas We Feast is organised by festive dish, and features classic recipes alongside vibrant cultural and historical context.
From the familiarity of plum pudding and mince pies to the extravagance of boar's head and brawn, At Christmas We Feast is stuffed full of recipes, doused with history and tradition, and sprinkled with the joy of the feasts of Christmas past.