Festival food

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The Farmhouse Kitchen

The Farmhouse Kitchen

By Mary Norwak

Published 1991

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The country year’s labour has always been broken from time to time by festivals noted for special seasonal dishes. Many of these feast days have their origins far back in history, in ancient pagan worship of the changing seasons and weather. These were later taken over by the early Christian church, and their feast-day foods with them. For instance, in Lancashire, a cake now associated with All Souls’ Day on November 2nd used also to be known as a ‘Har Cake’ so named for the Norse god Odin or ‘Har’.