Saturday, 1 November 2008

Historic Christmas Dinners



Food Timeline has lists of historic Christmas menus. Judging from the examples in Timeline, the 17th century English nobleman went in for a good deal of excess when it came to what graced his Christmas table -- the spread included a swan roast, a young lamb of kid, a dish of larks...

Menus from Colonial America seem to offer more appetising fare and it looks like they were a bit more sweet-toothed -- though I'm not sure what a *Flummery is.

*Bill Bryson to the rescue: Flummery = something like a blancmange.

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