Esmerelda’s excellent and highly amusing post for the Sixth Day of Christmas is here. It has more of her photographs of wonderful English Inn signs and is well worth a look, as well as being very relevant indeed to this sixth day of Christmas.
John M. J.
Most interesting. I think that you are still celebrating the tradition of the great supper but in a different and modern way. But meat is a no-no.
Most interesting indeed. I'll bet that that Inn was once Church property or held as a fief from the Church, wouldn't you? Our roots are deep!
Thank-you for your kind comment. That the great supper survives in Catholic Poland and in expatriate Polish communities around the world is very interesting - and just as we all would expect. Thank-you for this information. By the way, I love borsht (barszcz) and the best receipts use parsnip and onion in the stock - both white vegetables - and it freezes well and retains its colour and flavour (but don't microwave it after you get it out of the freezer for that imparts a slightly musty backtaste to the soup: it's best defrosted at room temperature then gently heated on the stove).
Thank-you all for reading and have a very Happy New Year.
Interesting article, John. Happy New Year!
What makes that even more interesting is that almost opposite the Cauliflower is an Anglican church and large churchyard, then a narrow side road. On the other corner is Ilford County Court, further along the Catholic Church, on the next two corners non denomination international Churches. The newest addition to the faith community was built next to the Catholic Church, in beautiful pink sandstone it is a Sikh Gurdawa.
And the Gov'nor who was so proud of his newly painted sign was a very goodlooking tall and stylish young man of Indian heritage.
I never knew any of that, and it's certainly interesting. In Canada we Catholics generally eat a large meal after midnight mass, a meal which consists of a great many meat dishes such as tourtière. In recent years ( since the late 70s) a curious twist as developed, one that now see chinese appetisers ( such as spring rolls and potstickers) added to the list. This is especially true in the province of Ontario and may be the result of cross-cultural influences due to the province's large Chinese community, of whom quite a few are Christian.