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Advert for Stevenson & Co, grocery store

Advert for Stevenson & Co, grocery store

Printer: Unknown

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1883

Shelfmark: Evan.6729

Item number: 6729

Genre: Leaflet

At the top of this leaflet, in Evanion's handwriting, is the date "Dec 1883". Consistent with this date, the grocer is advertising his stock of raisins, currants and saltanas - vital ingredients for the traditional British Christmas pudding.

This dish originated in the 14th century in the form of a porridge. It was then a fasting dish eaten in preparation for Christmas, and was made by boiling beef, mutton, raisins, currents, plums and spices. By the 16th century the porridge had evolved into a plum cake, given more flavour by the addition of eggs, breadcrumbs and alcohol. Speciality Christmas Tea is also advertised in this store.

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