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Fun Christmas Facts – The History of Gingerbread Men

By Gwen Nicodemus Gingerbread has been around for a long time, but the recipes used to make it have changed considerably over the years. Initially gingerbread was made from breadcrumbs, ginger, and a sweetener, like honey. People discovered that ginger … Continue reading

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Gingerbread Men

By J Gardener Quick-picture the last gingerbread house you saw, in your mind. Now, without thinking about it, what was the season when you saw it? Chances are, it was Christmas-time. Few treats are as closely associated with Christmas as … Continue reading

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Lebkuchenhertz, or The German Gingerbread

By Rebecca Cros We’re going to do a quick food association here. Get ready… GERMANY! Among the things that probably popped into your head were Beer, Bratwurst, Sauerkraut. I won’t say that the stereotyping is wrong here. Germans love their … Continue reading

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Lebkuchen. German Christmas gingerbread.

Lebkuchen (or Pfefferkuchen) is a traditional German baked Christmas treat, somewhat resembling gingerbread. Lebkuchen were invented by Medieval monks in Franconia, Germany in the 13th century. Lebkuchen bakers were recorded as early as 1296 in Ulm, and 1395 in Nürnberg … Continue reading

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