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Cuisine and social commentary from Charles Dickens

February 7 – Today is the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens.  One of the most beloved and famous writers of the Victorian era, Charles Dickens wrote authentic descriptions of life and social structures into his novels and short stories.  A Christmas Carol and Oliver Twist come to mind first for me.  Indeed, these have been most popularized in current culture through musicals, cartoons, and movie remakes, as well as a cult following of Patrick Stewart’s performances of A Christmas Carol (which I have to watch it at least once each Christmastide).  There’s also the version with Mr. Magoo with the … Continue reading

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