[Sca-cooks] Gilded gingerbread query

David Friedman ddfr at daviddfriedman.com
Wed Jan 3 18:12:52 PST 2007

A corespondent put this question to me and wanted me to post it to the list:
I wanted to ask if you could perhaps shed any light on the origin of 
the phrase "to gild the gingerbread?" and whether, to your knowledge, 
gold leaf is still much used as food decoration?


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