My wife’s parents were Irish, mother from Dublin and father from Newry, lived in London, and following regular visits “home” would always return with some genuine white pudding in their… [Continue Reading]
Pastel de Nata, an egg tart pastry dusted with cinnamon, has become very popular and widely available in the last few years. They go down really well with a cup of coffee.
Why? That was my first thoughts on discovering that you can buy coffee beans from animal poo!
Traditional Spanish chorizo is a very tasty sausage found all over Spain, each province having its own variation with most families having their own recipe. It can be fresh, which needs cooking, or cured, ready for eating.
In times past, lunch consisted of at least 5 courses, starter, mains, cheese, dessert, coffee and sometimes an aperitif. In more modern times this rather time-consuming meal has been updated to serve dessert and coffee as one.
A plate of seafood with shrimp, winkles and brown crab was a common tradition on a Sunday evening, which meant Sunday afternoons were spent foraging.
Steak and kidney pudding, a traditional British dish consisting of diced steak, onion, and kidney—generally from a lamb or pig—cooked in a brown gravy and then encased in a soft suet pastry and steamed for several hours.
Pie and mash shops are a London institution, the first one having opened its doors in the 1850s, the pie filling being eels, which were common in the Thames at the time as not much else could survive in the polluted water.