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Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

The name is a bit of a jaw-cracker but Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin was probably the first food critic. Born in the town of Belley, where the Rhône River separates France from Savoy to a family of lawyers, he studied law, … Continue reading

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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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Of Grains, Pulses, Nuts, Seeds, Vegetables, Fruits . . .

The Vegetarian Society defines a vegetarian as “Someone who lives on a diet of grains, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables and fruits with, or without, the use of dairy products and eggs. A vegetarian does not eat any meat, poultry, game, … Continue reading

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The French Experience

The cuisine of France is world famous for its rich tastes and subtle nuances developed over a long and venerable history. The cooking traditions and practices of the country are grounded in a strong tradition of agriculture and independent, free … Continue reading

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The Dutch Experience

Dutch cuisine tends toward the light and wholesome side. Breakfast and lunch tends to consist of bread with a wide variety of cold cuts, cheeses and sweet toppings, such as hagelslag (chocolate spread), vlokken (black treacle or stroop) and muisjes … Continue reading

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Regional England : Somerset

Somerset is a ceremonial and non-metropolitan county in South West England. The name derives from Old English Sumorsǣte, which is short for Sumortūnsǣte, meaning “the people living at or dependent upon Sumortūn.” The first known use of the name is … Continue reading

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March 1939

These pages from a magazine supplement entitled ‘Home Notes’ dated 11th March 1939, only six months from the commencement of the second world war, show a life of normality, far removed from world politics. But though life carried on much … Continue reading

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More On Milk . . .

With the post second world war emphasis on rebuilding the economy of the country, all things natural and home produced were promoted heavily. From beef to lamb, chicken to eggs, all were re-invented, re-packaged and sold through the medium of the … Continue reading

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Welsh Rarebit

Cheese on Toast There are many examples of cheese on toast throughout the world, some good, some bad, some wonderful. I have had a love affair with cheese on toast for as long as I can remember. From the deliciously simple … Continue reading

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Get Off Your Horse And Drink Your Milk!

Did You Know . . . St. Brigid is the patron saint of dairymaids. The English word ‘dairy’ was originally dey-ery where dey, in Middle English meant a woman servant. Fresh milk and butter were not very popular in either Rome or … Continue reading

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