Today is 6 January, and for those who follow, it is Epiphany--the day the three wisemen from the East visited the Baby in a manger.
As with other religious observances, there are specific foods that are served. In this case, spicy foods and cakes are made and eaten; the spices represent gifts from the East. Some people also bake a cake, decorating it with yellow icing and adorning it with candied fruit making it reminiscent of a bejewelled golden crown.
Last night I was cruising around some of my favourite foodish blogs and found these on The Candied Quince. Aren't they absolutely beautiful? I think Tania did a great job with them. If you are thinking of marking today-and don't feel like baking a cake or a curry--think about making (and eating!) some of these gems.
Photocredit: Tania/The Candied Quince
tags: food history