Fri, 11 Nov|
The Commemoration Hall
At Christmas We Feast with writer, food historian and Kitchen Cabinet's Dr Annie Gray
Come and find answers to those vital festive questions: Why do we set fire to a perfectly good Christmas pudding? Why should anyone want to eat marzipan? Who left the brandy in the toilet?
Time & Location
11 Nov 2022, 19:00 – 20:30
The Commemoration Hall, 39 High St, Huntingdon PE29 3AQ, UK
About the event
Dr Annie Gray is not only our best-known and best-loved food historian but also a witty and warm raconteur. Join us as we take the casserole lid off the foodie history of Christmas from the boar's head of the 1670s right through to a microwavable mince pie with lashings of cream. Come and find answers to those vital festive questions: Why do we set fire to a perfectly good Christmas pudding? Why should anyone want to eat marzipan? Who left the brandy in the toilet? "Annie Gray is a brilliant writer and scholar who brings a glorious combination of enthusiasm and greed to every subject she tackles. In the field of food history she leads the pack" - Jay Rayner, BBC Radio 4 Annie Gray is a consummate cook, broadcaster and writer specialising in the history of food and dining in Britain from around 1600 to the present day. She is the author of Victory in the Kitchen and The Greedy Queen, among a number of other titles. An honorary research associate at the University of York and a Fellow of the Royal History Society, she has presented TV history documentaries including Victorian Bakers and The Sweetmakers, and is the resident food historian on BBC Radio 4's The Kitchen Cabinet. Copies of At Christmas We Feast in paperback, fresh out of the oven at Niche Comics Bookshop of Huntingdon, will be available to purchase as the perfect present.