Porters: Seasonal Celebrations Cookbook (Hardcover)
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Long ago, holidays were celebrated throughout the year with foods that were available only in that particular season, and although we still celebrate festivals such as Easter and Christmas, others such as Michaelmas and Twelfth Night have fallen by the wayside. In this entertaining and valuable book, the fascinating customs and traditions linked with these festivals and fairs are interwoven with a great many of the easy-to-follow traditional, classic, and modern recipes associated with them. These include such inspiring recipes as Dublin Coddle and Bacon, Cabbage, Potato and Cheese Bake for St Patrick's Day; Orange Blossom Cake and Violet Ice Cream for Mothers' Day; Easter Lamb with Red Wine Sauce; Halloween Broomstick Bangers and Pumpkin Custard Tart; Christmas Snowflake Cake; Gingerbread Ice Cream, Hogmanay Black Bun, and savory Twelfth Night Pie. Both experienced cooks looking for new ideas and complete novices in the kitchen are sure to enjoy this unique collection of tempting recipes, along with the history, fascinating stories, and traditions associated with the various festivals.