Christmas holiday dining and celebration during the Colonial period. Published 1991. 34 recipes, 61 research notes, 37 pages. 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Soft cover, saddle-stitched. ISBN-10: 0-925117-43-9. ISBN-13: 978-0-925117-43-4.
Colonial Christmas Cooking by Patricia B. Mitchell will assist those wishing to plan a Yule theme dinner, as well as anyone interested in learning about historic foodways. Descriptions of different styles of celebrating the birth of Christ are presented — from the Moravians' devout joyousness to the Anglican's bubbly merriment. (And then there was the Puritan non-participation in the celebration….) Recipes for “Wassail,” “Joy Tea Cakes,” “Jamestown Sweet Potato Pudding,” etc., will definitely put one in the holiday mood.
Numerous colonial-era anecdotes and bits of colonial legend and lore add to the appeal of Colonial Christmas Cooking.
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