27th February 2001

Old Spitalfields Market, Brushfield St, London E1 6AA

As probably mentioned somewhere here before, ‘traditions’ can mean many things to many people. Take this annual curtain-raiser for Lent, for example: we have two traditions here: the apparent obligation to use up eggs and butter before the long Lenten fast (medieval cook books presumably had nothing but pancake recipes on that page) and which might…