Christmas feasts, episode 2: Georgian elegance
Annie Gray transports us back to the glamorous dinner parties, dangerous parlour games and decadent desserts of Georgian Christmas
Taking in glamorous dinner parties and decadent “wine-chocolate”, Annie Gray transports us back to a festive feast from the Georgian era. Speaking to Ellie Cawthorne, for the second episode in our mini-series on Christmas food through history, she also touches on dangerous parlour games and complaints about Christmas being “too commercial”.
Annie Gray is the author of At Christmas We Feast: Festive Food through the Ages (Profile Books, 2021)
Ellie Cawthorne is HistoryExtra’s podcast editor. She also contributes to BBC History Magazine, runs the podcast newsletter and hosts several live and virtual BBC History Magazine events.