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Make Your Own English Country Wine

A glass of home-made Country wine is a tradition of old English hospitality that stretches back centuries. Forget grapes! Despite being universally accepted as the most reliable fruit for winemaking, grapes do not fare well in England. Therefore the juices … 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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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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Clarkies, The Welsh Pie

Clark’s Pies, also colloquially nicknamed Clarkies or Clarksies are well known meat pies that originated in Cardiff, and can now be found throughout South Wales and the West of England. A distant cousin of the Scotch Pie, Clark’s Pies, founded … Continue reading

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The High Street v. Super Marketing . . .

The High Street, the generic and often official name of the primary business street of towns or cities in the United Kingdom. It is usually a focal point for individual, independent shops and retailers in city centres. This is where … Continue reading

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Regional England : The Three B’s

Beds., Bucks. & Berks. I quite like the sound of the first and the second but the third? Hmm, not so sure . . . Bedfordshire: located in central England (the second county as you head north from London) is … Continue reading

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Kitchen Front Soups

To continue the theme of soups as a simple but wholesome meal when times are hard I add here a couple from the ‘Kitchen Front’ Produced by the ‘Ministry of Food’ and backed up by advertising campaigns, the aim of … 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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Around The World

Summat Forrin’ Being an island, Britain was very insular when it came to the so called ‘Foreign Muck’ Even though the foods and food styles of France and Germany had been the subject of centuries of recipe sharing, as the … Continue reading

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