Category Archives: World Cuisine

A Taste Of India

To be found in the archive is a small volume dating back to the late seventies entitled ‘A Little Indian Cookbook’ An earlier post here relates to an older publication much covered elsewhere on this blog. It is, as it … Continue reading

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St Patrick’s Day, American Style

Growing up in the 70’s St. Patrick’s Day in the UK was an alien concept. With the ‘troubles’ in Northern Ireland at their height it was a time when any self-respecting British city would refuse to open their public spaces … Continue reading

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A Taste Of Empire – The Falkland Islands

The who, what, when and where of the discovery and colonisation of the Falkland Islands by Europeans is complex by anybody’s standards. Over the decades the islands have had French, British, Spanish and Argentine settlements. The country consists of many … Continue reading

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A Taste of Empire – Akrotiri and Dhekelia

The Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia, (Greek: Ακρωτήρι και Δεκέλεια, Akrotiri kai Dhekeleia; Turkish: Ağrotur ve Dikelya), are a British Overseas Territory located on the island of Cyprus in the Mediterranean. The two areas, consisting mainly of military … Continue reading

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A Taste Of Empire – Malta

In 1814, as part of the Treaty of Paris, Malta officially became a part of the British Empire and was used as a shipping way‑station and fleet headquarters. After the Suez Canal opened in 1869, Malta’s position halfway between the … Continue reading

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A Taste Of Empire – Anguilla

Anguilla (/æŋˈɡwɪlə/ ang-gwill-ə) is a British Overseas Territory in the Caribbean. It is one of the most northerly of the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles. The territory consists of the main island of Anguilla itself, 16 miles (26 km) long … Continue reading

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The Chinese Experience

The now ubiquitous Chinese restaurant, (outside of China of course!) began in the United States during the California gold rush. Brought about by an influx of twenty to thirty thousand immigrants across from the Canton or Guangdong region of China, … Continue reading

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