As many of you know, I admire English traditions. and I particularly love them at Christmastime. Whether it’s the beauty of a Victorian Christmas or the decorations at Harrod’s, Christmastime in England is a site I can only dream about these days.
Although I won’t be spending the holiday along the Thames, there are ways I can experience a bit of merry ‘ole England at home. For instance, in this year’s Williams Sonoma holiday catalog, you’ll find a full holiday menu dedicated to traditional English recipes. They include:
Strip loin roast with yorkshire pudding – a classic Sunday and holiday dinner in England
Roast pork loin with marmalade glaze – made with Seville orange marmalade!
Glazed parsnips with carrots and sherry
Steamed fig pudding – traditional figgy pudding at its best!
Williams Sonoma even provides an English-inspired day-after Christmas (also called Boxing Day in England) breakfast with such specialties as:
Toad in the hole – a frittata of sorts made with breakfast sausage and eggs
English breakfast – complete with mushrooms, bacon, eggs, and sausage
As you can see, bringing a little old English holiday tradition into your home is no more difficult than making a typical Christmas dinner – all you need is a good helping of imagination.