Christmas Fare

Before turkey, the traditional Christmas meal in England was a pig’s head and mustard.A goose was customary Christmas fare until Henry VIII took it upon himself to tuck into a turkey.

Mince pies were once shaped like mangers and are thought to date back to  the sweetmeats formerly presented to the Vatican on Christmas Eve.

Although now mostly vegetarian, in Victorian times, mince pies were made with beef and spices.

Christmas pudding was originally a soup made with raisins and wine.