March 5th is British Pie week, a week-long celebration of, you guessed it, pies! But do you know what one is and where the name came from? Britain and Ireland have had a love affair with them since the 12th century; whether a savoury, sweet, shortcrust or puff pastry. Some with no pastry at all but… Continue reading Why is a Pie Called a Pie?
March 1st is St David's Day, the day to celebrate the Welsh Saint. The day is also a fab excuse to eat Welsh food. What better then, than a Giant Welsh Oggie, a beast of a pasty filled with lamb and leeks. The Welsh know how to do it. Learn How to Make the Oggie. On… Continue reading Meet the Giant of Pasties – The Oggie
It is so cold outside as the 'Beast from the East' - the current weather front ripping through Britain is called - the sub-zero temperatures mean to the stove I head. Weeks like these demand nourishing, hot, tasty food for top-to-toe warmth. Top of the list - because it is a dish you can stick in… Continue reading It is Cold Outside