A Christmas Interlude

As Christmas approaches, I thought it would be fitting to take a break from my chronological journey through literature and come up with something a little festive. Obviously Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol (1843) has the Christmas meal par excellence, but with the school term having only ended on Friday I don’t think I really have time to roast a goose or make a plum pudding in order to replicate the meal enjoyed by Bob Cratchit and his family.  Continue reading “A Christmas Interlude”

The Civilizing Effects of Food

When I first blogged about food in Robinson Crusoe I promised that I would – like the eponymous protagonist – try cooking with goat, as soon as I sourced some goat meat.  Well, goat meat has arrived at my local farmers’ market, so I couldn’t resist the opportunity to try it out.   Continue reading “The Civilizing Effects of Food”