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At Christmas We Feast: Festive Food Through the Ages

By Annie Gray

Published 2021

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Hannah Woolley, 1670, The Queen-like Closet18

Brawn was originally based on boar flesh. Recipes vary wildly, but at their most basic they all involve a slab of meat which is rolled, boiled and brined. There were multiple recipes and various tips given on when and how best to prepare it. Most were stuffed, initially with spices such as ginger and mace, and later with herbs. Brines