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The Hungarian Experience

Hungarian cuisine is the cuisine characteristic of the nation of Hungary and its primary ethnic group, the Magyars. Traditional Hungarian dishes are primarily based on meats, seasonal vegetables, fruits, fresh bread, dairy products and cheeses while modern Hungarian cuisine is … Continue reading

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The Greek Experience

Greek cuisine has a long tradition and its flavours change with the season and its geography. Greek cookery, historically a forerunner of Western cuisine, spread its culinary influence – via ancient Rome – throughout Europe and beyond. It has influences … Continue reading

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The New Zealand Experience

The cuisine of New Zealand relies primarily on local ingredients and seasonal variations. An island nation with an agricultural economy that yields produce from both land and sea. Pâkehâ settlers were European emigrants who emigrated to New Zealand, more specifically … Continue reading

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Late For Dinner . . .

Another forray into the late thirties with Lilian Mattingly, this time to March of 1939. It must be remembered that in the mid to late thirties, Adolf Hitler still had his followers and admirers. His political and ideological theories, though … Continue reading

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The Pie Of Scotland

It has been said that in Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, on any given Saturday night you are never more than six feet from a Scotch pie! But be that as it may! The Scotch Pie was an Industrial Revolution pie, intended … Continue reading

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Regional England : Cornwall

Long maligned abroad, British food and cooking is on the up. There has been a lot of bad press about ‘greasy-spoon’ restaurants and poorly produced fodder in recent years, but, as with any culture, traditions and values remain deeply rooted … Continue reading

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St Patrick Of Ireland

Each of the four countries that compose the United Kingdom have their own national saint. England has Saint George, (23rd April), Scotland Saint Andrew, (30th November), Wales Saint David (1st March) and Ireland Saint Patrick, (17th March). St. Patrick’s Day … Continue reading

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‘The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men, gang aft agley’

Robert Burns, poet, farmer and philosopher. (25th Jan. 1759 – 21st July 1796) A Burns Supper is a celebration of the life and poetry of Robert Burns. Burns suppers are normally held on or near the poet’s birthday of 25th … 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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