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Let Them Eat Cake...

This is the original text for a feature I’ve written to celebrate the  Centenary of the WI for the February issue of WI Life magazine. It goes out to all members but I thought it might be interesting for non-WI members to read the piece in full here… (the photos I have used come from other sources) 1,739 more words

Food History

Celebrity Cooks

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the death of Mrs Beeton, Guildhall Library is currently staging the exhibition Celebrity Cooks: Mrs Beeton and her Contemporaries… 322 more words

London History

Winchester City Mill

There’s no denying that when you live in a place you often don’t make an effort to visit many of its attractions, probably because you think that there will always be another opportunity to do so.  484 more words

Hampshire Food

Well-Whisked Eggs

  To the lightly-grated bread-crumbs mixed with milk, sugar and salt is added an ounce of fresh butter and then this is covered and let to… 32 more words

Culinary History

Drood Food

I have this thing about food in books. I don’t even know if I can adequately describe it; I just love when characters are eating bizarre (to me) food. 584 more words


The other day I found that fascinating article on the dark side of Nutmeg so I was in search for old receipts that called for nutmeg. 838 more words

Main Dish

Lightly-grated Bread-Crumbs

  A pint of new milk with three ounces of fine sugar and a few grains of salt were boiled in the copper sauce pan to start the preparation of Sarah Josepha Hale’s receipt (recipe), … 24 more words

Culinary History