England

Simnel Cake

April 17, 2019

Simnel cake is a traditional English fruitcake eaten during the Easter season and has been eaten since medieval times. The cake is both a rich, sweet treat and a symbolic ritual. The fruit cake is topped with eleven marzipan balls to represent the eleven apostles of Christ, minus Judas. “Work...

Pumpkin Pie

November 15, 2018

Pumpkins earned their name because of their round shape. The English called them “pompons,” which came from the French word “pompom.” Like many early American dishes, pumpkin pie is a product of indigenous ingredients and English culinary tradition. First cultivated in Central America around 5500 B.C., pumpkins were one of...

The Iconic Red Phone Box

May 24, 2018

These original red phone boxes first appeared on British streets in 1926, but since the 1980s they have become obsolete and many have made their way to the junkyard. These days, however, the iconic red phone box has made a comeback and can been seen in cities and villages around...

Bartlett Pears

October 11, 2015

Bartlett Pears Bartlett pears are the only pears that change color when they’re ripe. Eat them out of hand like an apple, slice them onto a salad, or present on a platter with cheese & nuts. Poach them in fruit juice, or bake them into tarts, quick breads, or muffins....

Chef Marco Pierre White (Great British Feast) Chapter 1

March 7, 2015

Chef Marco Pierre White (Great British Feast) Chapter 1

Picnic Savvy

August 30, 2013

Picnic Savvy I love going on picnics, which take on many different forms for me. When I am in Europe on holiday I always find a local cheese shop and fill a basket with crusty bread, cheese, fruit, an assortment of sweets and sparkling water.  I’ve been known to pull...

Feast of Saint George

April 23, 2013

Feast of Saint George April 23rd is the Feast of Saint George.  For all of his popularity little is known about Saint George except that he was born in Cappadocia (Turkey), that he was a soldier and suffered martyrdom.  The crusaders brought his fame to the West.  He is the...

Feast of Saint John The Baptist June 24th

June 24, 2012

Feast of Saint John The Baptist June 24th One of the many unique things that we could say in describing St. John the Baptist is that he is truly the "Saint of Summer."  Saint John the  Baptist is one of the most important saints.  Other than the Virgin Mary and...

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