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scotch eggs

Scotch Eggs

Scotch eggs are boiled eggs wrapped in sausagemeat, coated in breadcrumbs and then baked in the oven or deep-fried. Why they are called scotch eggs no one is really sure. Fortnum & Mason, a high-end London department store claims to have invented them in 1738 as a travellers snack included […]

spam fritters

SPAM Fritters

SPAM History Let’s go back in time to World War II. Fish was unavailable so we Brits made SPAM fritters instead for our weekly deep fry with chips. SPAM is canned pork luncheon meat made in the USA by Hormel, introduced in 1937. It became popular during WW II because […]

bangers and mash

Bangers and Mash

Our Bangers & Mash consists of Cumberland sausages served with mashed potato and onion gravy. Traditionally served in pubs, a recent survey ranked it as Britain’s most popular comfort food. What are Bangers? Sausage Bangers surfaced during WWI and became even more widespread during WWII. Meat was in short supply […]

toad in the hole

Toad in the Hole

Toad in the hole is a British classic. This version from Lisa Faulkner took my fancy so I thought I would share it. History ⚠️ Lets make something clear from the start. This dish does not contain any toads, nor any holes for that matter. To explain, a little bit […]