Food Tips

Food Tips

All About Mincemeat

As a British expat who will not be coming home for Christmas this year, I am faced with a sad lack of mince pie. These rich, buttery, hand-held cakes are a seasonal treat par excellence, deliciously hot from the oven, but almost as well snatched from the box in the cupboard and enjoyed after at […]

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English Breakfast

Breakfast. Full English. The full month. A Roast. Call it what you want, but there are few nations in this world that eat breakfast better than the British. Digging in a very hot frying pan is an experience that can put you in order, no matter what Situation you found yourself in. What is included […]

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Pork Pie Charmed

In British culinary culture, savory meat pies are very popular both as pocket snacks and as stand-alone meals. There are steak and pies, pastries filled with -braised bulk (not to be confused with Steak and kidney pies, pastries filled with a mixture of bulk and chopped offal); there is of course the shepherd’s pie, a […]

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Spatzle with Speck

Spätzles are comfort at its best: small, simple, oddly shaped pieces, somewhere between dumplings and pasta. Hearty and very welcoming. The traditional homemade way of cutting the dough on a wooden board and placing the small pieces in boiling water is particularly rustic. This is how my grandmother and mother prepared them. It’s something I […]

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