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It seems an awful long time since I last did an ad break but that doesn’t stop me from continuing to collect them. From decade to decade, generation to genaration the same things crop up with almost predictable monotony. Food … Continue reading

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Ten Things You Never Knew About . . . Eggs

Since the domestication of the chicken, people have been nourishing themselves with eggs. As a long time symbol of fertility and rebirth, the egg has taken its place in religious as well as culinary history as an important and versatile … Continue reading

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The Art of Food

Food preparation and consumption is a fact of life. It has been the very cornerstone of our day to day existence as a major part in our social, cultural and aesthetic life. Is it any wonder then that the appearance … Continue reading

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Make Your Own English Country Wine

A glass of home-made Country wine is a tradition of old English hospitality that stretches back centuries. Forget grapes! Despite being universally accepted as the most reliable fruit for winemaking, grapes do not fare well in England. Therefore the juices … Continue reading

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The Origins of English Wine

During their occupation the Romans introduced wine making to England, even trying to grow grapes as far north as Lincolnshire. And winemaking continued at least down to the time of the Normans with over 40 vineyards in England mentioned in … Continue reading

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The Origins Of European Wine

The majority of the images on these pages come from a volume on wine published in the late sixties, early seventies in the ‘Cordon Bleu’ series on general cookery themes. I have also located in recent months a volume on … Continue reading

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A Brief History Of Wine

Wine, that panacea of the world’s woes, is in fact, older than recorded history. The earliest evidence for the cultivation of grapes and the fermentation of their juices dates back to 6,000 B.C. The Egyptians recorded the harvest of grapes … Continue reading

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