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Lancashire Hotpot

“Lancashire Hotpot, what could be more a synonym of Northern cooking, as grim and earthy as the life of a sheepherder, was the standard lamb dish….Hotpot was named for the big steep sided crockery pot …

Scones

“Were you busy yesterday, luv?” Mrs. Saltmarsh placed a cup and saucer before her young boarder. The aromas of freshly perked coffee and hot scones filled the breakfast nook. Before he could respond, Mrs. Saltmarsh …

Leek and Potato Soup

“Leeks cost more because fewer of them are grown and fewer of them are grown because there is less demand for them. And why is there less demand? Because despite their high price today, they …

Summer Pudding

“It was a time for bottling and drying vegetables for the winter table, and for rich summer pudding filled with berries to be set in a cold larder, the juices to mingle.” An Incomplete Revenge …

Treacle Pudding with Custard

In Britain, public schools are called state schools and, just to be confusing, the top private schools such as Eton and Harrow are called public schools. I attended a minor public school which means it …