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Feast Your Eyes . . . On Mince Pies

Mincemeat, that quintessentially English pie filling consisting of chopped, spiced fruits flavoured with sherry, brandy and to be honest any other booze you may have lying around! Widely popular in the UK, it is traditionally served as pies around Christmas … Continue reading

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The Indonesian Experience

Indonesian cuisine reflects the country’s diverse cultures and traditions. Being composed of approximately 6,000 populated islands in the world’s largest archipelago there exists in Indonesia a large variety of regional cuisines. Rich in spices the indigenous techniques and ingredients have … Continue reading

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The Pakistani Experience

Since the middle of the 20th century the curry has spread throughout the world, influencing the taste of many countries, moving ever further from its humble colloquial origins to become an increasingly popular international fusion cuisine. Following on from India … Continue reading

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The Indian Experience

The origins of highly spiced meat dishes are lost in pre-historic times. Archaeological evidence dating to 2,600 BC suggests the use of mortar and pestle to pound a variety of spices including mustard, fennel, cumin, and tamarind pods which were … Continue reading

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