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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 Thirties – A Decade Of Decadence

The Thirties began in the wake of one of the most devastating financial disasters the world had ever known. Following the end of the first world war, the war to end all wars, the twenties became a time of wild … 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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Cooking For One

Returning once more to the archive, this is an article from April 1939 that shows how far emancipation had come since the turn of the century. The single, or bachelor, girl was no longer reliant on finding a husband in order … Continue reading

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Regional England : The Three L’s

Lancashire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire During Roman times the area we now think of as Lancashire was considered to be part of the Brigantes tribal area and was in the military zone of Roman Britain. The towns of Manchester, Lancaster, Ribchester, … 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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Summers Bounty

The preserving of fruits has long been an interest of the British cook. There is nothing quite so satisfying as seeing rows of brightly coloured jars in a store cupboard just waiting to bring a little delayed summer into the … 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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The Zenana Missionary Society

Zenana (Persian: زنانه, Urdu: زنانہ), refers to that part of a house belonging to a Muslim family in the Middle East and/or South Asia that is reserved for women. How and why do I get myself involved with these things? Being an … 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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