Christmas holiday dining and celebration during the Colonial period. First published as a Compact Edition in 1991; this Bookshelf Edition (standard paperback with index) published 2019. 52 recipes; 95 research notes; 127 numbered pages including index. 5.5 x 8.5 inches. ISBN-13: 978-1070832456.
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.
Colonial Christmas Cooking is also available in a Compact Edition, which has a eBook version.
Copyright © 1991–2020 Patricia B. Mitchell.