No feast was complete
without the decorated head of a wild
Rich people used to spend their spare time hunting
deer and wild boar.
The head was saved for a special occasion.
It was boiled, baked and decorated.
The decorations included fat piped over it, as well as an apple or
a lemon stuck in its mouth.
The boar's head was placed on a bed of bay leaves,
and this one has dates and apricots around
At Christmas rosemary was added to the boar's head
decorations because this herb represented Jesus.