Wine and Food Diary of Giles MacDonogh ARCHIVES 2009-2023

Christmas Tipples in London

Written by Giles MacDonogh

Christmas Tipples


Here in this house we adhere to a Catholic interpretation of Christmas, Catholic in both senses of the word in that we take the best from all over Europe. Christmas Eve is still Advent and therefore a fast (that means fish – and plenty of it). The standard interpretation is carp, but it is a muddy, slimy sort of fish and even in childhood we complained of having to eat it. Most years we eat lobster, but in these lean, post-Brexit days that is far from certain.

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