Contents include: a short history of Christmas (the meaning of Advent) and Christmas traditions (holly, ivy, the Wassail Bowl), and where they came from; gems from the Victorian Christmas (Christmas tree, crackers, cards, Christingle); food and drink for the big day, including recipes for mince pies and how to cook fresh chestnuts); preparations, decorations and wrapping (how children can help, homemade presents, flowers and plants around the house); recycling (trees, cards, stamps, jars and bottles etc).
Jenny Kieldsen is a professionally trained cook with a huge passion for food, having worked in all aspects of the catering industry. She is a qualified and experienced cookery teacher and demonstrator, and also tests recipes for various cookery books. Jenny is a member of Mayfield Evening Women's Institute (East Sussex Federation) and teaches at Denman College and within adult education. She has demonstrated recently at the BBC Good Food Show and is also an after dinner speaker.