The American Keys are a string of islands off the Florida coast, the last of which is Key West where every café and restaurant offers Key Lime Pie. There seems to be a key lime pie for every palate, with numerous versions made throughout the region. This pie is considered the official pie of the […]
“In a pickle” appears in The Tempest (Act 5, scene 1) Shakespeare; a related form appears in Antony and Cleopatra (Act 2, scene 5). Thomas Tusser (an English farmer and poet) had advised, in 1573, that the husbandman “Reap barley with sickle, that lies in ill pickle.”
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With the asparagus season in full flow, the taste of British asparagus is hard to beat. Here’s my list of top 10 facts to celebrate all things asparagus: 1) The Romans cultivated asparagus as far back as 200 B.C., eating it both in season and preserving for later consumption. 2) Asparagus is very low in fat and cholesterol; […]
Halloumi or haloumi (Greek χαλούμι, Turkish hellim, Arabic حلومḥallūm) Halloumi is a traditional Cypriot cheese that is also popular in the rest of the Middle East and Greece, and is now made in many countries and regions around the world. It is made from a mixture of goats and sheep milk. Halloumi is set with rennet, […]
Mackerel is characteristically recognised by the dark, zigzag lines on its back. Fresh mackerel has good flavour and texture. As well as being delicious, this is also one of the healthiest fish available full of omega 3 oils. Smoked mackerel can be whole, or filleted, selected for its oil content; it is hot smoked in […]