Liver and Onions

Liver and Onions

    “We carried on our usual banter as I prepared the meal; then Tom arrived home. Coming into the kitchen, he sniffed around as usual. Can’t smell any onions, he said. No, I’ve done a meat pie instead. But we always have liver and onions on Friday, he wailed. The butcher… Read More »Liver and Onions

    Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding

      “The pairing of roast beef and Yorkshire pudding is one of the great culinary marriages of all time. It was the classic British Sunday lunch for generations and is still esteemed and enjoyed today.” Pudding: A Global History by Jeri Quinzio In the iconography of British cuisine, roast beef and Yorkshire… Read More »Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding

      Steak and Mushroom Pie

        “I generally have a meat pie on Sunday; it is baked at a public oven, which is very properly allowed, because one man can attend it; and thus the advantage is obtained of not keeping servants from church to dress dinners.” Samuel Johnson, quoted in The Life of Samuel Johnson, Volume… Read More »Steak and Mushroom Pie

        Cornish Pasty

        The pasty is as ancient as England. Chaucer mentions pasties in the Canterbury Tales. The first thing you need to learn is how to say the word properly.  The “a” in pasty is pronounced as in the word ‘hat.” Pasties became popular amongst workers in the Cornish tin mines.  The crimped crust provides a… Read More »Cornish Pasty