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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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Getting Your Oat(cake)s?

Avena sativa (L) Oats are suitable for human consumption as oatmeal and rolled oats. They are also commonly used to feed livestock, making up around 20% of the daily intake for horses and are regularly fed to cattle and chickens. … Continue reading

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The Politics of Bread . . .

Bread And The Masses In Egypt, around 1000 BC, inquiring minds isolated yeast and were able to introduce the culture directly to their breads. A new strain of wheat was also developed that allowed for refined white bread. It is … Continue reading

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Death By Chocolate!

A varied selection of traditional chocolate cakes, puddings and treats. These are from a Womans Own supplement from the mid-fifties. Cocoa powder, Bournville being a primary supplier, was a main staple in the larder and many uses were devised to feed … Continue reading

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Mr. Cadbury Of Bournville

Chocolate is a raw or processed food produced from the seed of the tropical Theobroma Cacao tree. Cacao has been cultivated for at least three millennia in Mexico, Central and South America, with its earliest documented use around 1100 BC. … Continue reading

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