Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Free mince pie!

Thanks for dropping by, here's your free mince pie!

Sorry it's only a virtual one, it's just that we haven't invented Wonkavision yet.

But in all seriousness, did you know that the eating of mince pies in England is - at least technically - against the law? You're also unlikely to find hare's liver in mincemeat nowadays but it used to be an essential ingredient.

To find out more about the history of the humble minced pie, pick up a copy of Christmas Miscellany: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Christmas available soon from Skyhorse Publishing.

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