Category Archives: Food Culture

The Joys of The Table

Against the worthy backdrop of all that was discussed at The Real Farming Conference it is almost apologetically that I tell you that my food resolution for 2019 relates to how I set the table, but please indulge me! Read on

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A British Halloween

I’ve come to hate Halloween with the adoption of American traditions such as Trick or Treat. If you have children you will find it hard to fight against, but perhaps reintroducing some of our own traditions will help. Read on

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Baking Classics

My Top Ten (Great British) Baking Classics Read on

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Plum, Damson & Gage Recipes

Make the most of the short season with Damson & Gin Sorbet, Plum & Cobnut Crumble, Greengage & Almond Tart, Spiced Plum or Damson Sauce and Pickled Damsons. Read on

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Plums, Damsons and Gages

August and September are the months for plums and their relations which have been significant both in our culinary history and countryside landscape. Read on

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Gingerbread Recipes

Although most Gingerbread recipes have been updated to reflect the availability of new ingredients and equipment it is still possible detect the evolution of British cookery through the recipes. Read on

Posted in Food Culture, May - Recipes | 1 Comment

Ginger and Gingerbread

In medieval times ginger was as common in savoury dishes as in sweet, although it is in the latter that it really established its popularity in English baking. Read on

Posted in Food Culture, May - Articles | 1 Comment

The Grass Beneath Your Feet

The quality of grass may not be something that you have ever really considered yet this is the main determinant of the quality of the meat or dairy we eat. Read on

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Meat-Free anchovy recipes

From classic summer salads such as Caesar and Niçoise, to the hot Bagna Caoda dip for winter vegetables, broccoli & anchovy sauce for pasta, Pissaladière and British savouries such as Scotch Woodcock, the anchovy provides a depth of flavour that compensates for the absence of meat. Read on

Posted in Food Culture, March - Recipes | 1 Comment

Anchovies

Despite their tiny size, cured anchovies make a tremendous contribution to the taste of a dish making them especially valuable in meat-free dishes although not, of course, for strict vegetarians. Read on

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