Baked with Love: V-Day’s Literary Past and Alice in Wonderland-Inspired Cookies

By Hannah White

There is much debate surrounding the exact origins of Valentine’s Day. We know that the month of February has long been celebrated as a month of romance. Some believe that Valentine was a saint in Rome that defied Emperor Claudius II’s outlawing of marriage for young soldiers. Others believe the Christian church decided to celebrate Valentine’s Day in the middle of February in an effort to make the pagan celebration of Lupercalia more “Christian.” 

But what I find quite interesting about the holiday is its literary beginnings. English poet Geoffrey Chaucer was the fir...

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