Snacks

jellied conger eel
Fish, Quirky British, Recipes, Snacks, Starters

Jellied Eels – Conger Style

East End Eels An East End of London dish traditionally served in Pie and Mash shops like Manzes near Tower Bridge. This recipe substitutes the normally used silver eels for conger eel. Where Do We Get Eels? Jellied eels production uses farmed silver eels mainly from Holland. Traps along the River Thames and its tributaries […]

chesnuts
Christmas, Recipes, Snacks

Sweet Chestnuts

Immortalised in ‘The Christmas Song’ by Nat King Cole, “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire …” they are part of Christmas tradition. Visiting Trafalgar Square in London to see the Christmas tree is a family tradition going back to my own childhood. Donated annually from the people of Norway to the British people, the tree […]