#265 – Idolatrie in Crust

The Mincemeat pie has a long history with connections to the history of Christmas and Thanksgiving, the history of England and the United States, the history of Catholics and Pilgrims. Mincemeat pies have been praised and cursed and banned..promising a taste of heaven and/or hell in every bite.

Links:
Fascinating pages on the history of the mince pies in the United States
Pages on the history of mince pies in England
Mincemeat pies with meat
Vegetarian mince pie
Dessert mince pie without alcohol

Sources:
Restad, Penne L. Christmas in America: A History. Oxford University Press, 1996.

Painting – “Christmas Pie” by William Henry Hunt

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podcasticon#265 – Idolatrie in Crust

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  1. […] If you like this episode, be sure to visit Fr. Seraphim’s website for more quirky Catholic history. The minced meat pie episode he mentions can be found here. […]

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