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Long before there were Christmas lights, cards, trees or even Santa Claus, and before there were Christmas cookies, richly frosted Yule logs or candy

Every summer I go to a farmhouse in Provence with friends. We do one major supermarket shop on the first day to stock up

You open an old cookbook and out flutters a fragile, stained piece of notepaper. On it there is some spidery handwriting in fading blue

I've just come across an old friend I have not seen for half a century, "The Olio Cookery Book." The book itself must date

I used to think that I already knew about every fattening confection known to man or woman until I watched "The Great British Baking

In Victorian London there was no sleeping in on Good Friday. Brothel keepers and late rising gentry alike were awakened by a cry repeated