The following is a guest post. One of the many English delights I experienced in London this past Christmas was mulled wine. Back in November on a particularly chilly day, my friends and I wandered into a small pub where we were greeted with the most delightful smell.
The following is a guest post. Having just spent Christmas in Cornwall, England, it dawned on me how big a role food plays in British culture. I wanted to make the festive period as ‘British’ as I could for my three Dutch children and what we ate turned out to be a big part of […]
The following is a guest post. For many servants in grand English country houses, Christmas was a time of hard work but could also be the highlight of their year: perhaps the only occasion on which their loyal service would be acknowledged and rewarded.
The following is a guest post. Of all the sweet culinary delights associated with a traditional English Christmas the humble trifle has to be one of my favourites. It is not simply served at Christmas, and was common place at children’s parties and what not as I was back in short pants as a nipper […]
The following is a guest post. In this guest post, writer Jessica Sajovie gives her opinion on recent visits to three German Christmas Markets in the UK. It is not meant to be a comprehensive list of all German Christmas Markets available in the U.K. For a list of available markets visit christmasmarkets.com.
The following is a guest post. The heart of December and the height of the Christmas season inspires the gift-giver in all of us to put something under the tree that our loved ones will love as much as we love them.
The following is a guest post. A popular tradition over the British festive period – particularly throughout Christmas Day and Boxing Day – is to engage in the pulling of Christmas crackers. Indeed, as a British expatriate living in the United States, I rather miss this tradition – hokey, though it may be.
I have so many fond childhood memories of Christmas in Britain, many of them filled with traditional British items like mince pies, Christmas crackers, presents under a twinkling tree and of course Christmas television.
The following is a guest post. Christmas just would not be Christmas without a bottle of Irish liquor. But, it is also frightfully expensive. Here is a recipe for liquor that tastes better than what you can get in the store, and is a fraction of the price. I have been making this for a […]