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 Piernik (Polish Christmas Gingerbread)

Timothy G. and Kathleen Smyth Roufs

July 2014

ISBN 978-1-61069-220-5
eISBN 978-1-61069-221-2 listing

"Though a plethora of international cookbooks focuses on sweets, this encyclopedia stands out as a workhorse, suitable for both study and practical application with its compilation of vast resources along with representative recipes. . . . Libraries that pair this book with The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets, ed. by Darra Goldstein (CH, Nov'15, 53-1082), should cover most of their reference collection needs. . . . Summing Up: Recommended. All audiences." -- Choice

 full Choice review by R. Tolley-Stokes review by Tchitcherine review by Gretchen Ruth

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See also
Artificial Sweetners


Glasgow Ice Cream Wars
Pastry War


Food Timelines
Concession Stands
Famous People
Ice Cream & Ice
1920s Ice Cream specials
State Foods
Victorian England
Sweetener Glossary -- NordicSugar

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Additional Bibliography
  • Ancient Cave Painting -- Kirsten Traynor, MD Bee

  • Clarkson, Janet. Pie: A Global History. London: Reaktion Books, 2009.

  • Crane, Eva. The Archaeology of Beekeeping. Ithaca: Cornelll University Press, 1983.

  • Crane, Eva. The World History of Beekeeping and Honey Hunting. London: Routledge, 1999.

  • Dalby, Andrew, and Sally Grainger. The Classical Cookbook. Malibu, CA: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1996.
    • Honey Nut Cake, Chrysippus of Tyana, pp.80-81.

  • Glasgow Ice Cream Wars -- Wikipedia

  • YouTube Historical Uses of Honey as Food (47:50) -- UCtelevision (03 November 2011)

  • Krondl, Michael. The Donut: History, Recipes, and Lore from Boston to Berlin. Chicago: Chciago Review Press, 2014.

  • Mullins, Paul R. Glazed America: A History of the Doughnut. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2008.

  • Pastry War -- Wikipedia

  • Ransome, Hilda M. The Sacred Bee in Ancient Times and Folklore. London: George Allen & Unwin, 1937 [Mineola, NY: Dover, 2004].

  • Toussaint-Samat, Maguelonne. A History of Food. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons/Blackwell 2009.
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Beehive, Pabasa, Ancient Egypt .

Beehive, Tomb of Pabasa, Ancient Egypt
El-Assasif, part of the Theban Necropolis, near Thebes.
26th Dynasty (circa 650 B.C.)
Honey and Bees, Pabasa, Ancient Egypt .

Honey and Bees, Pabasa, Ancient Egypt
26th Dynasty (circa 650 B.C.)


Piernik (Polish Christmas Gingerbread)

Source: Alexiadou, Vefa. Greek Pastries and Desserts. Thessalonika, Greece, 1989, p. 114.

Piernik (Polish Christmas Gingerbread)

Source: Piernik (Polish Christmas Gingerbread)

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