Maggie Black

Fast or Feasten?

Maggie Black looks at the history of the seasonal traditions of contrasting fasting and excess.

Saints and Soul-Caking

Maggie Black takes a look at the seasonal celebration of All Saints and serves up a Hallowe'en recipe.

Mell Feast to Michaelmas

Maggie Black continues her seasonal history of food and popular culture with a look at this period of autumnal celebration at Harvest End.

Food as Dole

Maggie Black looks at the long tradition of giving food as alms.