A delectable trip through time, from the earliest mentions of gluttonous meals at Christmas to the trappings and traditions of the present day.
Annie Gray traces the birth of the twelve-day celebration under Edward I to the restoration of holiday splendour under Victoria, and stuffs At Christmas We Feast with recipes – from the familiarity of plum pudding and mince pies to the extravagance of boar’s head and brawn – alongside cultural and historical context.
‘She brings history and food to life with humanity and her customary wry wit and attention to detail. Anything that she writes is always a joy to immerse oneself in.’ Andi Oliver, Chef and Broadcaster
‘The queen of food historians’ Lucy Worsley