Food Historian To Discuss Colonial & Victorian Christmas Customs

UNION — Food historian, Judith Krall-Russon, will lecture on “Colonial and Victorian Christmas Customs” at the Union Public Library on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 2 p.m.

Decorating of holly and mistletoe, gingerbread and caroling, these are just a few of the Christmas customs that have been handed down from earlier times. Learn the similarities and differences between a Colonial Christmas and a Victorian Christmas celebration. Discover what foods were prepared and enjoyed as part of the holiday festivities.

Krall-Russo is a regular lecturer and seminar organizer across the state. Judith has enjoyed a lifelong love of foods, especially embracing the rich agriculture of her home state – New Jersey. She has earned certifications as a Tea Specialist by The Tea School in Pomfret, Conn. and The Specialty Tea Institute of New York. Krall-Russo is currently studying the Japanese Tea Ceremony at the Uresenke Chanoyo Center and Gong Fu Chinese Tea Ceremony at The Tea Gallery, both in New York City.

The public is invited to this free program. Refreshments will be served. However, seating is limited – make your reservations early. To RSVP, call 1-908-851-5452.

The Union Public Library is located at 1980 Morris Avenue in Union.

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