Monthly Archive: May 2016

Digestive Biscuits

Digestive biscuits are a peculiarly British invention. The brainchild of two Scottish physicians in 1839, they were thought to aid digestion because of the inclusion of baking soda, nature’s antacid. It wasn’t until the …

Shepherd’s Pie

We Brits are fond of our comfort foods, and none are more comforting than pies. This pie is unusual in that it involves no pastry, only a creamy layer of potatoes. Like many British dishes, …

Toad in the Hole

Toad in the hole is no laughing matter. Named for its resemblance to a toad popping its head out of — you guessed it — a hole, it is seriously delicious. Who can resist sausages …

Ploughman’s Lunch

The origins of a ploughman’s lunch are in dispute. Although considered a classic British dish, the name seems to have originated in a 1960s marketing campaign designed to increase cheese sales. However, what is indisputable …