Old Fashioned Gingerbread




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Y/M/D Person Association Description Place Locale Event
-2400/00/00 A recipe for gingerbread appears in Greece. Greece
0992/00/00 Armenian monk Gregory of Nicopolis leaves Nicopolis (in western Greece) to live in Bondaroy (France), near the town of Pithiviers. Gregory stays for seven years, teaching gingerbread baking to French Christians. Centre-Val de Loire France
1100/00/00 Hard gingerbread cookies, sometimes gilded with gold leaf and shaped like animals, kings or queens, are a staple at Medieval fairs in England, France, Holland and Germany. Northern Europe
1444/00/00 Swedish nuns at Vadstena Abbey enjoy gingerbread to ease indigestion. Vadstena Abbey Vadstena
1550/00/00 Decorated with foil and gold leaf, gingerbread houses are made of cookies in Germany during the 16th century. Germany
1785/00/00 Mary Ball Washington Host During the late 1780's, Mary Washington makes the Marquis de Lafayette gingerbread at her home in Fredericksburg. Her recipe includes orange juice and orange zest. Mary Washington House Fredericksburg
1785/00/00 Marquis de Lafayette Guest During the late 1780's, Mary Washington makes the Marquis de Lafayette gingerbread at her home in Fredericksburg. Her recipe includes orange juice and orange zest. Mary Washington House Fredericksburg
1793/00/00 The first mention of baking gingerbread in Market Drayton, Shropshire, England, is noted. Although it was probably made earlier, as ginger had been stocked in high street businesses since the 1640s. Market Drayton Shropshire
1796/00/00 Published in 1796, the first American cookbook, American Cookery by Amelia Simmons, provides seven different recipes for gingerbread.

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Food Attribute Bakery Goods
Product Kind Food
Food Type Grain
Food Kind Leavened Bread
Food Category Victual




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