• Farmer Giles's Establishment - Christmas Day 1800, 1829

    5 monthes ago - By Researching Food History

    Printed in 1830, the image shows a well fed farmer, whose wife is slicing the plum pudding for dessert. The children sit at a stool, while one is standing on a bellows with the dog waiting for a slice. The hearth mantle is decorated with greens.
    Cutting the round plum pudding
    More posts on Plum Puddings, stirring, cutting HERE
    Two prong fork and rounded knife
    The kid's table
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