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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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St Patrick & The Demon In The Beer Cellar

St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, was actually born in Britain. Many miracles have been attributed to the bishop, though his sainthood derives from his conversion of the Irish Celtic pagans to Christianity. He used the native shamrock as … 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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Variations On The Potato

Potatoes have been a major part of the European diet since their introduction by Spanish Conquistadors from South America in the 17th Century. Ireland took to the tuber more readily at this time and due to an extended period of … 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 Great Norse Cod!

For almost 200 years, from the end of the eighth century until the reign of Alfred the Great, Danish and Norwegian pirates harassed and looted the British coast, (though mainly the Scottish bit,) at will! And towards the end of … 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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