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At Christmas We Feast: Festive Food Through the Ages

by Annie Gray

Hardback (unsigned) £12.99
Published 4th November 2021, 256 pages
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One of Spectator’s Best Cookery Books of the Year ‘A joy to immerse oneself in’ Andi Oliver ‘In the field of food history, Annie Gray leads the pack’ Jay Rayner 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? Annie Gray presents a delectable trip through time, from the earliest mentions of gluttonous meals at Christmas to the trappings and traditions of the present day. 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.


At Christmas We Feast: Festive Food Through the Ages
by Annie Gray


Profile Books Ltd


Publication date
Nov. 4, 2021

20.0cm x 13.4cm x 2.8cm

Page count
256 pages