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The Cheese & Wine Party

Cheese-making is a truly ancient art. No-one really knows who made the first cheese but according to ancient legend, it was made accidentally by an Arabian merchant. Before setting out on a day’s trek across the desert he put his … Continue reading

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Cookery Post Bag

Once again we have a Lillian Mattingly article, this time for a recipe request service. Back in the dim and distant thirties there was no internet to log onto for a recipe or advice and although it was always possible … Continue reading

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Traditional Christmas Breads – Italy

This fruit bread, originating in Milan, (though also claimed by regions of southern France, Germany and Switzerland) is essentially a breakfast bread for high days and holidays. The name derives from ‘panetto’, a small loaf which with the suffix ‘o-neh’ … Continue reading

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Going Bananas!

(Oh, yes), we have no bananas, We have no bananas today. We’ve got string beans, and onions, And big juicy lemons, And all kinds of fruit, and say, We’ve got an old fashioned tomato. A Long Island potato, (Oh, yes), … Continue reading

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The High Street v. Super Marketing . . .

The High Street, the generic and often official name of the primary business street of towns or cities in the United Kingdom. It is usually a focal point for individual, independent shops and retailers in city centres. This is where … Continue reading

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The Golden Age Of The Pie

Pie – A definition : the filling and baking of sweet (fruits, nuts, cheese) or savoury (meat, fish, eggs, cheese) ingredients and spices in casings composed of flour, fat, and water In that, the pie is one of the most … Continue reading

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The Evolution Of Pie . . .

Sing a song of sixpence, a pocket full of Rye, Four and twenty blackbirds, baked in a pie, When the pie was opened, the birds began to sing, Wasn’t that a dainty dish to set before a King? During my … Continue reading

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