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Egg or Ey

Eggs have been on the menu since the dawn of time. There is archaeological evidence for egg consumption dating back to the Neolithic age. Their history as a foodstuff is as complex and diverse as the recipes they contribute to. … Continue reading

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Soups Of Scotland

Scotland, a country of many facets, harsh winters, mild summers, good hunting, better fishing and centuries of crofting tradition has contributed much to the British diet. Following the over-indulgences of the past two weeks I reproduce here a couple of … Continue reading

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Carve ’em Up Me Hearties!

‘No matter what you have to cut, one golden rule applies – the cutting tool must be sharp! That is the secret of good carving, slicing and chopping, even mincing by machine. Good cutting tools are not cheap and it … Continue reading

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Edible Seaweed

Around the coasts and islands of Scotland, Sloke, Dulse & Redware have long been known as a rich source of vitamins and minerals. As well as being used as a topping for fresh bannocks it is also used in soups … Continue reading

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Traditional European Specialities

Spain These two recipes are from my own files. On leaving college I went traveling and as a result I had the opportunity to gather together the best of the local foods. These are two classic Spanish dishes that have had many mimics and … Continue reading

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Coronation Chicken

Devised in 1953 for the coronation of the current Queen Elizabeth, by the florist Constance Spry and talented cook Rosemary Hume, Coronation Chicken has been standard fare in British pubs and café’s ever since. Thought to have been based on … Continue reading

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Begged, Borrowed or Lent?

Easter : The Church, the Egg and the Bunny The end of Lent is crowned with the exuberant and life-affirming feast that is Easter! According to Bede, the monastic historian, the English word Easter derives from the Anglo-Saxon name for the month … Continue reading

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A Taste Of Wales

Wales is one of the four Kingdoms (the others being England, Scotland and Ireland) that unified to become the United Kingdom of Great Britain. A country in it’s own right for many centuries it still retains it’s own culture and … Continue reading

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