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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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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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Christmas Pottage

If you like the blogs and podcast I produce, please consider treating me to a virtual coffee or pint, or even a £3 monthly subscription: follow this link for more information. It’s getting close to Christmas and I am sure that … Continue reading

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To Make (English) Muffins

Here we go…the third part in my trilogy of posts about muffins and crumpets. Of the two, muffins do seem to be the most labile of the tea cakes: sometimes they are a crumpet in all but name, and other … Continue reading

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To Make Crumpets

If you like the blogs and podcast I produce, please consider treating me to a virtual coffee or pint, or even a £3 monthly subscription: follow this link for more information. Last week I published a post all about how muffins … Continue reading

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The Muffin-Crumpet Continuum

This is the first part of a three-part post. How I wish I had a roaring fire; if I did it would be a great big one equipped with all of the paraphernalia; poker, skuttle and, of course, toasting fork. … Continue reading

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