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Black Bun (Scotch Bun) Part 1: History

Before we begin: a big thank you to Scots chef and food writer Sue Lawrence for helping me out with the research for this post. It has become a Christmas tradition of mine to ask my Twitter followers to select … Continue reading


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Blue Cheese Ice Cream with Poached Pears

As I promised in my last post, I have a second cheese recipe for you that uses a traditionally-made British cheese. Harvey & Brockless sent me a whole loads of excellent cheeses and other goodies, and tucked in there was … Continue reading


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Happy New Year!

Well I didn’t think I would be starting my New Year post in the same way as last year’s, but hey: “2020 2021 is finally over, and 2021 2022 is here. I hope the blog has been a bit of … Continue reading


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To Make Frumenty/Furmenty

This post complements the episode ‘Forme of Cury with Christopher Monk’ on The British Food History Podcast. This post is for subscribers only. Subscribers get access to my Easter Eggs tab – full of extra interviews, outtakes and other bits … Continue reading


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Easter Eggs

Welcome to my Easter Eggs. Contained within this page are tasty morsels for monthly subscribers. Subscriptions help support the blogs and podcast, and every penny will go towards making more content. Click here for more information. There are also extra … Continue reading

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If you like my blog posts and podcast episodes, please consider a monthly subscription or buying me a virtual coffee or a pint? My website has an ‘Easter Eggs’ tab where monthly subscribers will find hours of extra material from … Continue reading

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Glamorgan Sausages (Selsig Sir Forgannwg)

The breakfast was delicious, consisting of excellent tea, buttered toast and Glamorgan sausages, which I really think are not a whit inferior to those of Epping.   George Barrow, Wild Wales, 1862* I don’t know about you, but I’m a beggar … Continue reading


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Pressure Cookers, a Potted History

Hello everyone! It’s been a while hasn’t it? My apologies but getting the book ready for handing in took rather longer than expected. I thought I’d break the ice with a post all about the pressure cooker – an odd … Continue reading


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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I hope you aren’t too hungover. Mine was low key. I drank cider and made this massive Spotted Dick. 2020 is finally over, and 2021 is here. I hope the blog has been a bit of escapism … Continue reading


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Scáiltín (hot Irish milk punch)

Merry Christmas readers! It’s time for my annual Yuletide boozy drink recipe. This year Christmas is a very different one, of course, scaled back so much many of us are spending it on our own of the first time, and … Continue reading


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