Open Unwrapped – WikiBooks Christmas Recipes

University of Edinburgh festive bauble gift by Pingked (Flickr) CC BY-NC

Our 2nd ‘Twelve days of Open’ unwraps WikiBooks Christmas Recipes!

Wikibooks one of the Wikimedia sister projects, and is about collaboratively writing open-content textbooks that anyone (including you) can edit.

Wikibooks went online on 10 July 2003 and operates on the copyleft principle followed by all of the Wikimedia project. Contributors towards the WikiBooks maintain the property rights to their contributions, which are openly licensed using the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License and the GNU Free Documentation License to ensure sure that the texts and any derivative works will always remain freely distributable and reproducible.

Vanillekipferl biscuits and tea, CC BY-SA, by sunnyday72, Wikimedia Commons

Wikibooks has two sub-projects; Wikijunior which is aimed at children and the Cookbook which is a collection of recipes and culinary topics such as the Christmas Recipes category we’re highlighting today.

The recipes have been contributed by everyday people from all over the world, sometimes including mini stories of where the recipe is from and its meaning to the contributor.

Explore and try making Holland Tea Cakes, Kal Kals (a fried sweet traditionally made during Christmas in Christian communities of India), Austrian Vanillekipferl biscuits, Madeira Honey cake and more!


Click here to explore Christmas Recipes on WikiBooks



Here’s a sound file from Wikimedia Commons on how to pronounce Vanillekipferl:


We hope you enjoy our #OpenUnwrapped advent and feel encouraged to further explore the world and practice of ‘Open’.


Stephanie (Charlie) Farley

Open Educational Advisor, EDE


The beautiful image being used as the header for our #OpenUnwrapped posts is of a University of Edinburgh festive bauble gift by Pingked (Flickr) CC BY-NC.