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Lebküchen

The forerunner of today’s Lebküchen was called the “honey cake” and its history can be traced back to the Egyptians, the Greeks, and the Romans. They believed that honey, the only sweetener widely available to them, was a gift of the … Continue reading

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The Cake Walk

Granny Robertson would not have dreamt of ‘popping out to the shops’ for cakes or biscuits. Sunday was baking day and all the cakes and sweetmeats for the week, well planned in advance naturally, would be made on this day … Continue reading

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Another Taste Of Scotland!

In the course of writing up the National stuff I have probably spent more time on the cuisine of Scotland than that of England, N. Ireland and Wales put together! But then, why not? Kathleen Mackay Robertson was a native … 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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The Evolution Of Margarine . . .

A Stork in the Kitchen! Product development brought about through adversity may seem a contradiction in terms, but the simple need for a safer and more reliable means of feeding the front-line troops led to a rapid development of the … Continue reading

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A Childrens Christmas

Many of the popular celebratory customs associated in various countries with Christmas have pre-Christian or secular themes and origins. Popular modern customs of the holiday include gift-giving, music, an exchange of Christmas cards, church celebrations, a special meal, and the … Continue reading

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