Thursday, November 17, 2022

Stir-up Sunday; also Christmas talks and tapes 2022

Everyone took a turn to stir the Plum Pudding for Christmas. More on Stir up Sunday on blog post HERE many posts on Plum Pudding HERE

Many upcoming talks on Christmas (Nov/Dec), Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. Variety of taped Christmas talks since 2020.

Since there are so many talks listed, I am not doing a write-up today.


Nov 19 Sat 11AM Holiday Baking Tips from award-winning author, Rose Levy Beranbaum of The Cookie Bible. Hudson Library & Historical Society, Ohio HERE TAPE HERE

Nov 20 Sun 11AM-12:15 Historic Christmas Pudding Cookery Course. from a recipe from the 1830s. Paul Couchman. The Regency Cook. £22 HERE

Nov 23 Wed 11 Budapest Christmas Edition - The Best Christmas Markets, Traditions and Specialties. Heygo HERE

Nov 25 Fri 7AM A very Cavendish Christmas. “from feasts thrown in the day of William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle, to the Christmas shoots organised by his descendant, William Cavendish-Bentinck, 6th Duke of Portland.” Dr. Fiona Clapperton. Harley Foundation. Welbeck estate UK. HERE TAPE HERE

Nov 30 Wed 2:30 Christmas is a lusty fellow: the Georgian Christmas. Dr Annie Gray. The National Archives. £0–15 HERE

Nov 30 Wed 8-9:30 An Edible Christmas with Masters of Social Gastronomy. Sarah Lohman, Jonathan Soma. Brooklyn Brainery $9 HERE

Dec 1 Thu 7:30AM The Curious History of Christmas Food. Peter Ross. Barbican Library - City of London Libraries Hybrid HERE

Dec 1 Thu 12:30 The Curious History of Christmas Food. “Medieval boar’s head and brawn, by way of highly decorated seventeenth century mince pies to the almost forgotten Twelfth Night Cake...” Dr. Peter Ross. Barbican Library, City of London Libraries. HERE

Dec 1 Thu 1 Bergen’s Christmas Market & Christmas Traditions. Heygo HERE

Dec 1 Thu 7 Make Do and Be Merry: A Chocolate Cake for a Homefront Christmas. “explore how two 1940s-era chocolate cakes approached the challenges of rationing…” Margo McCutcheon, Jennifer Parsley. Friends of the Texas Historical Commission. HERE

Dec 2 Fri 9AM Christmas in Wartime. Highlights from The National Archives and Imperial War Museum collections. Katherine Howells, Anthony Richards. The National Archives. £0–15 HERE

Dec 4 Sun 1 Hearth-Warming Holiday Traditions 2022. “7 fantastic speakers from across Canada will discuss their favourite winter holiday foods & festivities and the traditions they celebrate.” pt 2 Dec 11. Culinary Historians of Canada $11.35 HERE

Dec 4 Sun 2 The Great British Baking Tour: Holiday Edition. “making a proper cup of tea, regional specialties, their origins, and the particular parts of the UK they hail from.” Claire Evans. Waukee Public Library HERE

Dec 7 Wed 3 Christmas in Georgian London. 18th and early 19th centuries. Rob Smith, Footprints of London. £10 HERE

Dec 7 Wed 6 Dashing Through the Snow: The Real History of Christmas in New England. Stanley-Whitman House HERE

Dec. 7 Wed 8 Midcentury Christmas. 1940s-60s. Dr. Leslie Goddard. Wheaton Public Library, IL HERE

Dec 8 Thu 7-8:30 Tales of Christmas Past. Richard Fiennes-Clinton. The Town of York Historical Society & Toronto's First Post Office $11.62 HERE

Dec 9 Fri 6AM The Inventors of Christmas. Alan Read. Art Historical London HERE

Dec 9 Fri 3 Foodie Themed Christmas Lights. London virtual tour. “See the West End's best Christmas lights whilst hearing about the history of Christmas food and traditions.” Joanna Moncrieff, Footprints of London £10.00 HERE also Dec 19

Dec 10 Sat 5:15AM 4hr 45min The Yuletide Festival in Early England. 3 talks: The Old English Calendar. The Old English Feasting Hall. The Yuletide Feast. Dr Sam Newton. Wuffing Education £30.00 HERE

Dec 11 Sun 1 Hearth-Warming Holiday Traditions 2022. “7 fantastic speakers from across Canada will discuss their favourite winter holiday foods & festivities and the traditions they celebrate.” pt 1 Dec 4. Culinary Historians of Canada $11.35 HERE

Dec 11 Sun 3-5:30 French Canadian Baking. Mulled wine, Tourtiere (pork) or Salmon Pie, and Hermits, “a …cookie, that French Canadian children often leave for Pere Noel.” Laura Scheck. Brooklyn Brainery. $29 HERE

Dec 13 Tue 12:15 Joseph Conrad’s ‘Christmas Day at Sea’ (1923): Surprisingly Rich Fare. His magazine article. Conrad spent “16 Christmases aboard ships or in ports. How was Christmas celebrated on wool clippers and other sailing ships of the late nineteenth century? What was the difference between festive celebrations aboard passenger and cargo vessels?” Dr Helen Chambers. Royal Museums Greenwich. Click here just before to watch HERE

Dec 13 Tue 2:30 Christmas Traditions. Mummers, Mummers Plays, Wassailing, Twelfth Night and Christmas. Stephen Rowley. Richard III Society Gloucester Branch £5 HERE

Dec 13 Tue 6:30 The History of International Holiday Culinary Traditions: from Solstice feasts through the “Twelve Days”. Cathy Kaufman. Culinary Historians of New York (?members only, membership form on website) HERE

Dec 13 Tue 6:30 Holiday Desserts From Around the World. ?Francine Segen. AARP not have to be member HERE

Dec 14 Wed 7 Yuletide in Dixie. Dr. Robert May author Yuletide in Dixie: Slavery, Christmas, and Southern Memory. Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses (HGGHH) HERE TAPE may be HERE

Dec 15 Thu 2 Dutch Holiday Traditions : A History of the Season in the Hudson Valley. Jennifer Brooks. Historical Society of Rockland County NY HERE

Dec 15 Thu 2:30 A Tudor Christmas. “Carol-singing, present-giving, mulled wine and mince pies were all just as popular in Tudor times, and even Father Christmas and roast turkey dinners have their origins in this period. The Tudor Christmas was a time of feasting, revelry and merrymaking, a twelve-day-long festival.” Alison Weir and Siobhan Clarke. Peterborough Cathedral UK £7 HERE

Dec 15 Thur 7 Christmas and New Years Culinary Traditions. Sarah Lohman. Chelmsford Public Library MA HERE TAPE may be HERE

Dec 20 Tue 6:30 Christmas in the Tenements. Tenement Museum. Not taped. Donation HERE

Dec 24 Sat 11AM Jane Austen Mince Pie Bake-Along. A Christmas 1830s Mince Pie. Paul Couchman. Regency Cook. £18.50 – £21 HERE


Dec 4 Sun 3 Donuts across the Diaspora - Hanukkah Traditions. “Learn how to make 3 kinds of Hanukkah fried sweet treats - Soufganiyot, Bimuelos and Sfenj–from Ashkenazi, Sephardic & Mizrahi traditions.” Beth Lee. IACP. $30 & video HERE

Dec 14 Wed 6:30 Hanukkah in the Tenements. Tenement Museum. NYC Not taped. Donation HERE

Dec 14 Wed 7 The Taste of Jewish Culture. Joel Haber. Walnut Street Synagogue, Chelsea, MA HERE

Dec 14 Wed 7 Art History through a Jewish Lens: See Chanukah in a New Light! “artists such as Titian, Rubens, Caravaggio, Klimt, and Botticelli… dispel popular Chanukah myths …true origins of gelt, latkes…” Ellaine Rosen. Museum at Eldridge Street. NYC Donation HERE


Dec 14 Wed 5:30-7:30 Kwanzaa Celebration. “light the Kwanzaa candles and celebrate with food and performances from the community including, dancing, singing and music.” Dec 26-Jan 1. Family & Children's Services of Waterloo region HERE

Tapes of Christmas talks

The Spirit of Christmas Past: Four Centuries of Christmas in New England. Ken Turino. Gunn Historical Museum Dec 8 2020 TAPE HERE

Twelfth Night Cake at the hearth of Pottsgrove Manor PA 1752 and many other cooking at the hearth videos since April! 2020 TAPES HERE scroll down

Mrs. Beeton’s Christmas. Talk starts at 24 min, history from Medieval through Victorian, Beeton starts 55 min. Beeton's Book of Household Management, 1861. Dr Annie Gray. Ironbridge Gorge Museum. 2017 TAPE HERE

Magic & Sparkle: M&S at Christmas. Marks & Spencer store archives Dec 2020 TAPES HERE

Early Victorian Christmas Traditions. Food, feasting, trees, cards, gifts, Santa. Laurel Historical Society MD Dec 10 2020 TAPE HERE

How Britain Spent Christmas Hiding From The Blitz. 1944 WWII at “Wartime Farm” BBC program Dec 2020 TAPE HERE

Rather Splendid Christmas London Walk and its Traditions - Bah Humbug! Fun 23 min. tour/production with foods (pie, wassail...) showing locations in Dickens Christmas Carol, and many traditions UK. by Joolz Guides many tapes 2020 HERE TAPE HERE

Classic Scandinavian holiday treats. Learn history and make Swedish kanelbullar and Norwegian knots (cinnamon buns), Sweden’s St. Lucia buns (saffron, for St. Lucia Day, Dec 13 ) and Danish kringle (layers of pastry with fruit). Terry Kelzer. Farm Table Foundation $10-20 Dec 10 2020 TAPE HERE

Scoff: Why We Eat What We Eat at Christmas author Pen Vogler with Rosie Boycott, cross-bench peer and co-founder of 5x15 donations to 5x15 £0 – £22.15 Dec 14 2020 TAPE HERE

Pennsylvania German Christmas and other unique traditions. Timothy Essig. Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum Dec 15 2020 HERE TAPE may be HERE

Christmas Traditions of the Pennsylvania Dutch. Patrick Donmoyer, Director of The Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University. Bctv Dec 4 2020 TAPE HERE

Moravian Christmas Traditions. Christmas Eve love feasts, candle tea… Johanna Metzgar Brown of Old Salem. North Carolina Museum of History. Dec 16 2020 TAPE HERE

Christmas at Barns-Brinton House Chadds Ford. Chester County Historic Preservation Network PA Dec 17 2020 TAPE HERE

Christmastide: colonial cooking demo. Cheyney McKnight, Dontavius Williams, and Nicole Moore. Chocolate, oyster stew, and greens with root veg. Stratford Hall, VA Dec 12 2020 TAPE HERE

Christmas in the Frederick, Maryland's Civil War Hospitals. Jake Wynn. National Museum of Civil War Medicine. ppt 5:25 2020 TAPE HERE

Christmas Past, Christmas Present. early recipe books treatments for hangovers and over indulging. Charlotte Holmes. 1st talk on genetics of family dynamics by Kevin O’Dell. Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh Dec 9 2020 TAPE HERE

Lucy Worsley's 12 Days of Tudor Christmas PBS 2019 TAPE HERE

Tudor Christmas. Making items in outbuilding, and discuss items and history. Mark Griffin, Kathy Hipperson. Llwyn Celyn. 1420 in Wales. Landmark trust UK Dec 2020 TAPE HERE

Victorian Christmas. Making items in outbuilding, and discuss items and history. Mark Griffin, Kathy Hipperson. Llwyn Celyn. 1420 in Wales. Landmark Trust UK Dec 2020 TAPE HERE

The Periodic Christmas Dinner Table. Pp Plum pudding, Mw Mulled wine… entertaining overview. John Hardy UK Dec 2020 HERE. TAPE HERE

Exploring Music & Food: Christmas in Jamaica Edition. presented on Facebook. Culinary Literacy Center. Phila. Dec 2020 HERE TAPE HERE

Dec 18 Fri 7:30-9 Tourtiére: A Savory Holiday Pie. Traditional French Canadian pie with Amy Thielen. Farm Table Foundation $25 HERE TAPE HERE

Stealing Joy: Finding resilience in Black Holiday traditions. “history and recipes of the African American experience” Kamau Ware, Nicole Taylor. Van Cortlandt Park Alliance Dec 3 2020 HERE TAPE HERE

Food Glorious Food: Dinner with Dickens. Series of short videos by Pen Volger author of Dinner with Dickens and Christmas with Dickens for 2018-2019 exhibit at Charles Dickens Museum HERE
The original Christmas Pudding Recipe: Cooking with Dickens 10 min TAPE HERE
Delicious Victorian Gingerbread: Cooking with Dickens 9min TAPE HERE
Charles Dickens's Favourite Brandy Punch Recipe: Cooking with Dickens 7 min. TAPE HERE
Alexis Soyer: Victorian Celebrity Chef 3 min TAPE HERE
Toasted Cheese with the Dickenses 2 min TAPE HERE

The Victorian Christmas kitchen at Llwyn Celyn in Wales. Mark Griffin and Kathy Hipperson. The Landmark Trust. Dec 2020 TAPE HERE

Christmas at Sea: 400 Years of the Festive Season Afloat. Richard Blakemore, Maya Wassell-Smit, Ellen Gill, Brian Lavery. Institute of Historical Research (IHR) U of London HERE Dec 7 2021 TAPE HERE

Victoriana: Christmas Traditions. Mandy Crypt. Effing Chicago HERE live on their Facebook page, Dec 8 2021 TAPE HERE

Celebrating a Victorian Christmas with Körner’s Folly. NC “seasonal food and drinks from the family cookbook” and decorations for the Körner family’s c1880 home. Suzanna Ritz. N. C Museum of History Dec 9 2021 TAPE HERE

“Home for Xmas?”: mobility, marketing and London’s railways at Christmas, 1900-1914. David Turner. Institute of Historical Research (IHR) U of London Dec 16 2021 HERE TAPE HERE

The Rich Miss Scott’s [Duchess of Portland] Christmas Special. “Duchess Henrietta's household accounts from 1813-1834.” Deriek Adlam. The Harley Gallery, Portland Collection museum UK. Dec 17 2021 HERE TAPE HERE

The Thirteen Desserts & Mulled Wine. History and traditions of ‘The Thirteen Desserts’ for Christmas in the South of France. Anina Belle and Sébastien Giannini. The Alliance Française of Washington, D.C. $5 Dec 18 2021 TAPE HERE

Holidays at the White House. Sarah Morgan of Cooking with the First Ladies. National First Ladies' Library. Dec 20 2021 TAPE HERE

Decorating Your Historic Home for the Holidays. “how holiday decor evolved overtime in New England.” And how to use. Erik Wochholz. NH Preservation Alliance TAPE HERE



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