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Far from being two unrelated news stories, the Tunnock's saga is the other side of the coin to the migrant crisis. At a time when our nations have shown themselves to be less welcoming and more insular than we might have hoped, convinced that we share an identity with each other and willing to demonize and reject those of other nations, we need also to ask what role apparently innocent symbolism, from Tea Cakes to the Bake Off, plays in the construction of this unwelcoming attitude.
Beautiful Holiday Gingerbread Designs from the Czech Republic
Today we are looking at Moravian and Bohemian gingerbread designs from the Czech Republic. Back home, gingerbread is eaten year round and beautifully decorated cookies are given on all occasions.