A Taste of Christmas


171 pages
Contains Index
ISBN 1-895292-85-9
DDC 641.5'68





Photos by Merle Prosofsky
Reviewed by Janet Arnett

Janet Arnett is the former campus manager of adult education at Ontario’s Georgian College. She is the author of Antiques and Collectibles: Starting Small, The Grange at Knock, and 673 Ways to Save Money.



Even a quick peek into this book is guaranteed to bring on the Christmas
spirit. There are recipes here for all the traditional seasonal treats,
from turkey and cranberry to plum pudding, shortbread, fruit cake,
sparkling punch, stollen, eggnog, decorated cookies, and even holiday
turnip. The collection includes many Swedish and Scottish favorites,
along with a few seasonal dishes that have a Spanish or an East Asian

The collection includes some recipes for soups, vegetables, and main
dishes, but the emphasis is definitely on Christmas goodies—cakes,
cookies, candies, bars, squares, and tarts. While browsing the recipes
in the process of deciding which to make first, readers may find that
the fillers on Christmas lore and traditions, craft ideas, and seductive
color photos demand attention. The book has a friendly, chatty tone and
will generate enthusiasm for creating gifts from the kitchen and
pampering family and friends with these rich, flavorful treats.


Schmit, Jacquie, Eileen Mandryk, and Jo Wuth., “A Taste of Christmas,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed June 24, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/3921.