Category Archives: Sweets

Jack o’ Lantern

All-Hallows-Even Some folklorists have detected the origins of Halloween in the Roman feast of Pompona, the goddess of fruits and seeds, or in the festival of the dead called Parentalia. It is more typically linked to the Celtic festival of … Continue reading

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The Rock Of Edinburgh . . .

Edinburgh Rock Scotland, Wales, Ireland and France, the Celtic countries, share a number culinary similarities. Edinburgh Rock is a form of pulled sugar very similar to the French pastillage. It is sold in tartan presentation boxes in souvenir shops the length of the … Continue reading

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Another Word in Passing . . .

Our Sponsors recommend . . . A further selection of advertisements from times past, beginning with a cigarette for non-addicts . . .  . . . and  good, healthy pint of Guinness . . .  . . . with a nutritious chocolate biscuit . … Continue reading

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Petit Fours And Sweetmeats

A selection of fancies taken from a magazine supplement of around the mid-fifties when sugar rationing had finally come to an end and a sweet tooth could be indulged. For a time after the war, home-made sweets became very popular … Continue reading

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