Cakes and Characters: An English Christmas Tradition
Prospect, 1984 - 236 Seiten
Describes the development, flowering, and decline of celebrations at Twelfth Day that involved an elaborately decorated cake and a lighthearted game of chance. This lost English custom flourished in the first part of the nineteenth century and was chronicled by Dickens, Thackeray, and others. Includes recipes.
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