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Traditional Samhain Recipes

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Traditional Samhain Recipes

Seventeenth-century witch hunters described the witches’ sabbats, or meetings, as feasts that featured enormous quantities of food and drink, often including luxurious dishes of meat and out-of-season fresh fruit. During an era that prized asceticism, witches lived extravagantly. It comes as no surprise, then, that Halloween, the holiday most associated with witchcraft, has its share of traditional recipes. Soul Cakes were also part of All Saints' Eve superstitions. It was believed that the spirits of the departed would return to their homes on this night. As a result candles were lit to guide their way and food and drink (including...

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