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  The Feast 2 August 2004  
Image: A feast laid out int he Woman's Hour studio
Its history and why it lives on today

Feasts, banquets, grand dinners and family celebrations play a vital role in our lives. 

Nichola Fletcher’s collection of feasts, Charlemagne's Tablecloth, range from humble meals of potatoes to the spectacles of the high medieval and renaissance.

She explains to Jenni the reasons behind feasts and why they live on today.
 
Nichola Fletcher, Charlemagne's Tablecloth: A Piquant History of Feasting, published by Weidenfeld & Nicholson Illustrated
 
The Great British Kitchen: Food & Feasting


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