Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Gingerbread feast

A cordial invitation to join us for some - famous and extremely tasty - gingerbread and a cup of tea tomorrow, Wed, 27th Jan, 6pm, in 5051.

Gorodetskie Pryaniki are handmade, beautifully decorated gingerbread pieces or loaves. The tradition of making pryaniki goes back as far as the 9th c., when they were sweetened with honey and berries, while spices began to be added in the 12-13th centuries. Festive pryaniki were made on specially carved wooden boards. Lots of traditions and sayings involve pryaniki, and today they are a very popular treat served with tea or coffee. Traditionally produced pryaniki, like those from Gorodets and Tula, are also given as souvernirs.

We have a beautifully decorated pryanik from Gorodets to share - so join us tomorrow.

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