July

21

The Magnificent Flavor Of A Melton Mowbray Pork Pie

What Champagne is to sparkling wines, Melton Mowbray is to pork pies. In fact, like Champagne, the name is protected and allowed only on pies made to certain specifications in this small town in north Leicester. Produced commercially since the early nineteenth century, they are now famous and available world-wide.

The traditional way to make this British treat is to form the pastry completely by hand, so that each pie has a unique look. This individuality continues Read the rest of this entry »

May

20

Heart Of Oak Smoked Haddock For Seafood Lovers

Smoked haddock is a delicious cuisine that is enjoyed by practically every British seafood lover. This fish can be dyed yellow or can be left in its original pale color. Of course, this is your choice. Smoked haddock can be cooked in four different ways, and each of these produces a unique result.

Pan Fried Smoked Haddock

1. Lightly cover the fish with olive oil and your favorite herbs and leave it to sit for approximately five minutes.
2. Add a pinch of salt if you want it.
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March

19

Brown Windsor Soup – The Path To A Satisfying Meal

Once a favorite of Queen Victoria, Brown Windsor soup has long served as a staple of British cuisine. While tinned versions are often watery and bland, this delicious dish is easy to properly prepare at home and makes a hearty addition to any dinner table. This simple recipe for four requires basic ingredients and is easily multiplied for large batches of this savory British classic.

You’ll Need These Ingredients:

1/4 pound of sirloin steak.
1/4 pound of mutton (or additional sirloin steak).
4 cups of beef stock.
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March

14

A lesson in English food…

Whether your work is in Carpet Cleaning Lincoln, NE or you’re a schoolteacher in Texas you can’t wait for your vacation to England. It’s a great place to visit but beware! The food can scare off some first timers. Here are a few tips to take with you to each English restaurant:
Bangers and Mash: Sounds scarier than it is. Bangers refers to English sausage and mash just means mashed potatoes – don’t worry about this one, it’s a great safe choice for non-adventurous eaters!
Sweetbreads: They sound delicious! Butthey’re actually not sweet nor bread. Chicken-nugget shaped patties of internal organ meat from various animals is actually a delicacy here but may but some people off. Order as an appetizer to get a taste but don’t rely on it for a meal.
Chips: Fish and chips – you’ve heard of those! The great news about ‘chips’ is that they’re sort of like what they sound. Chips is the English way of saying French Fries and they’re likely mighty fine – the English know how to make some mean fried foods!

October

14

Cornish Pasties For A Casual Or Fancy Dining Soiree

Cornish Pasties – The First “Fast” Food?
Cornish pasties might just be the first fast food. Originally, Cornish pasties were prepared so Cornish farmers could take them along to enjoy al fresco at midday. Original Cornish pasties were flaky pockets of pastry filled with meat and vegetables the size of a man’s hand. Over time and depending where in the United Kingdom flavorful pasties are made, folded pockets became small tart-sized pies. This makes Cornish pasties perfect for casual dining or a special fancy dining soiree.

How To Make Cornish Pasties
Whether you Read the rest of this entry »

October

12

Don’t Be Afraid Of Traditional Yorkshire Pudding

Yorkshire Pudding – The Welcome Addition To A Roast
There are a limited number of ingredients in Yorkshire Pudding recipes. All it takes is meat drippings from a roast and a basic light batter of egg, flour, milk, water, salt and pepper. The secret to a traditional English Yorkshire Pudding is the light batter.

How To Prepare A Traditional Yorkshire Pudding (Serves Four To Eight)
While your roast is “resting” before serving, begin the Yorkshire Pudding. You Read the rest of this entry »

October

9

Special Secret English Spices That Flavor Spectacular Roasted Meats

English Spices – A World Of Interesting Nuances
The British are expert sailors from their earliest history. They recognized the value of spices, like curry, cardamom and mustard, traded from the East and West Indies. It isn’t surprising the English mastered the fine art of spices to flavor roasted meats. These spices create virtual English masterpieces from ordinary roasted meat dishes.

The Secrets Of The English Spice Rack
One lesser-known English spice is a tiny dried black berry that originates from the juniper tree. Juniper berries are the secret essence that adds enormous flavor Read the rest of this entry »

October

7

Discover The Wonders Of Rustic Roasted English Entrees

Rustic Roasted English Entrees
From partridge, quail, pheasant and squab to whole roasted suckling pig, duckling, goose or sides of beef, rustic roasted English entrees have always been a mainstay for those who love life in the English countryside. Yet, many of these roasted entrees fed royalty and peasant alike. This style of cooking is English convention at its finest.

It’s pretty amazing how a small bevy of partridge, quail or squab can provide a substantially elegant meal. Whether they are roasted and stuffed with a wonderful Read the rest of this entry »