Saturday, 13 December 2008
B L D No. 13
Yule is one of the earliest English words recorded in a book written in 726 AD. That is almost 1300 years ago. It was the name used for the months between December and January. Most people relate the word today as an alternative name for Christmas.
A traditional Yuletide feast would have consisted of ale, bread, a pig, a bullock, three bucks (venison), cheese, milk, and fish. (Where’s the turkey?) They also may have had apples, nuts, and sweetmeats made from honey.
The food may have changed but the tradition of celebrating a meal with family has not. So let’s eat, drink and be merry.