is on holiday.
I’m away this week and will be spending the rest of the month eating. Hurrah! But I leave you with some holiday reading:
A ‘Jewnitarian‘ Christmas.
How to bake two perfect Christmas cakes: by Felicity Cloake and Edd Kimber. (This is an interview with him.)
David Lebovitz on Christmas in France.
Seventeenth-century decorations for mince pies.
A frugal Christmas cake for the recession from the Observer.
Yum – panettone.
Eva Wiseman on the Christmas sandwich.
Making Estonian blood sausages for Christmas.
It’s time to make latkes.
Christmas recipes from Nigel Slater, Giorgio Locatelli, Sam Harris, and Jacob Kenedy.
Two of my favourite things: stollen and egg nog.
Christmas in Mexico.
Christmas recipes for those of us sweltering in the southern hemisphere.
Also, the Design Indaba magazine’s theme for its final edition of the year is food and design. Do take a look. (I’ve a piece in its Food Fight section, but don’t let that put you off.)
See you in 2012.
For the new year and may it be a toothsome one: Apricot Tart Recipe
Leche frys in lentoun. Drawe a thik almaunde mylke wiþ water. Take dates and pyke hem clene with apples and peeres, & mynce hem with prunes damysyns; take out þe stones out of þe prunes, & kerue the prunes a two. Do þerto raisouns, coraunce, sugur, flour of canel, hoole macys and clowes, gode powdours & salt; colour hem vp with saundres. Meng þise with oile. Make a coffyn as þou didest bifore & do þis fars þerin, & bake it wel, and serue it forth. -Forme of Cury, 14th Century
Thrilled and honoured to make one of your lists. Enjoy the break.
Happy Christmas! I’ve just read your article in Fire and Knives, can’t believe I haven’t found your blog before!
Thanks! And thanks too for the alert about my article – I hadn’t realised that it had appeared. Merry Christmas to you too.