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Easter Fare

Although they have been on sale in most of the major supermarkets since Boxing Day, cross buns were traditionally eaten on Good Friday. In the eighteenth-century, cross buns were sold hot, door-to-door (fig. 1). Fig. 1. Thomas Rowlandson, Cries of … Continue reading

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Cross Buns

Nothing to do with turned feet for a chest or bureau, but delicious comestibles traditionally served hot and eaten on Good Friday. According to Dr. Johnson‘s biographer, James Boswell, the good doctor was a staunch observer of the tradition: I … Continue reading

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