Category Archives: Food Culture Articles

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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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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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

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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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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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Good Cooking starts with Good Ingredients

Every now and again it is helpful for all of us to shake up our buying habits to find inspiration again. To help you evaluate whether your food shopping has got into a rut, try this review, which considers what you ate this past winter, from 1 December to 28 February. Read on

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Bilberries

Have we just become “too posh to pick” or is the wonderful flavour of bilberries something that most people, including foragers, have yet to discover? Read on

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A Taste of Scotland

Scotland demonstrates a sense of place in its food that is far less evident in England. Read on

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Tasting Hogget

Hogget has a greater depth of flavour than lamb and reflects the pasture on which it has grazed. At a tasting organised by the Pasture Fed Livestock Association we began to develop a vocabulary to express these flavours. Read on

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