RFF#75 – Queen Elizabeth I created the first gingerbread men

Apparently she presented visiting dignitaries with cookies baked in their own likeness. This is one of my favourite RFFs because, without realizing this, every year I make my colleagues personalized gingerbread men. Though they’re not all created in the likeness of their recipient,  some are…because doesn’t everyone want a cookie version of themselves?


I learned about this fact from:  http://easteuropeanfood.about.com/od/crossculturaldesserts/a/gingerhistory.htm


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