Holiday Traditions: From Regency England to Present Day

I smile as I type this post today, because it is with great fondness that I look back on some of my childhood memories. When I was six or seven and we gathered around the table on Christmas Eve to…

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Christmas Candy Regency Style by Laurie Alice Eakes

We are so used to those luscious candies we justify eating at Christmas time—fudge, Godiva chocolates, cherry cordials, etc.—that we don’t consider how little chocolate was available during the Regency, and certainly not in cream-filled or even buttery forms. Mostly,…

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Throw Together a Tradition

Kristi here. Ask people to list traditional English meals, and you’re very likely to get Shepherd’s Pie in the list right next to Fish and Chips, Bangers and Mash, and Yorkshire pudding. Shepherd’s Pie is really a particular version of…

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Ostrich, Eels, Bone Marrow, and Heart – What’s the worst thing you’ve ever eaten?

Food during the Regency period was very different from what a lot of us eat today. If anyone read Ruth’s post on Monday and said, “I totally know how to jugg a pigeon” then they should contact us immediately. There…

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Regency Cookery

English Housewifery Exemplified In above Four Hundred and Fifty Receipts Giving Directions for most Parts of Cookery Elizabeth Moxon published in 1764. This cookbook precedes the regency by about 50 years,but I imagine many of these recipes (or “receipts” as…

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