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Recipes of Christmas Past

Plum Pudding Mrs Beeton Colour
View examples from books in the University of Leeds Cookery Collection illustrating the stories behind some traditional Christmas dishes, and look at the variety of ways in which people have celebrated Christmas over the centuries.
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Triumphs and Trophies, Robert May
Robert May's description of a Christmas Party
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Mince Pyes of Stinking Meat
Mince pie recipe - stinking meat
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Vegetarian Christmas Recipes 1914
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Rotherham Food Advisory Bureau Christmas Recipes
Second World War home front Christmas
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Plum Pudding Mrs Beeton Colour
Origins of the Christmas Pudding
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First Christmas pudding recipe
Recipe for earliest ancestor of Christmas Pudding
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Hannah Glasse recipe for Plum Porridge.
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James Gillray 'Plumb-pudding in danger' cartoon.
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The plum pudding becomes a Christmas dish.
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Christmas Pudding T-Shirt
The ubiquity of the Christmas pudding today
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This resource uses examples from books in the University of Leeds Cookery Collection to illustrate the stories behind some traditional Christmas dishes, and look at the variety of ways in which people have celebrated over the centuries.

The Cookery Collection includes nearly 20,000 books and 60 individual manuscripts covering not only recipes but also food production, brewing, household management, gardening and medicine, comprehensively representing the last 500 years of culinary and social history.

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