October 26th National Mincemeat Day

Have you ever had a piece of mincemeat pie? Do you even know what that is? It’s fallen out of popularity but before the mid-1900’s it was a fairly common dish. It was probably most popular during the Middle Ages when it was an easy dish to prepare and less costly than many other options. Mincemeat is simply a sweet flavored meat dish. It is made out of whatever meat you choose, normally beef but it can be chicken or pork as well. (I doubt fish would work well but it might) It contains fruit of your choosing and suet. Suet is hard white fat from an animal and before you get all grossed out, most puddings contain suet.

How to celebrate – Try making some mincemeat, or mincemeat pie. Picadillo, a Cuban food, is close to mincemeat. Serve it up with some Figgy Pudding.


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