Nuts, being a delicacy associated with autumn, seem to naturally be part of the Halloween pantry of the past. And Robert Chambers elaborated on this in his 1883 The Book of Days: a Miscellany of Popular Antiquities: Indeed the name of Nutcrack Night, by which Halloween is known in the north of England, indicates the … More Saints, Souls, and Haints: Nuts
I’d like to introduce you to Zev Robinson, a Canadian-British filmmaker living in Scotland. Zev focuses on the “art and politics of eating”, with a strong emphasis on the intersection of social justice and food. The following is his description of the film: “As screenings of Zev Robinson’s 28 minute documentary ‘Real Bread Bakers’ have … More Baking Bread, Breaking Bread: A Short Film by Zev Robinson, Filmmaker
Perplexed as to what to serve for New Year’s Eve? Look no further than Scotland’s Hogmanay – or New Year’s Eve – celebration, rich in history (read more HERE), with just the right touch of ancient practices. Raucous, animal-skin dressed revelers call to mind Viking invaders of the 9th and 10th centuries, Hogmanay a substitute … More Happy Hogmanay!
Most of the time, I judge food by its looks and books by their covers. Sorry, but give me a little art, a bit of color, and a mob cap any day of the week. Mob cap? Take the cartoon-like cover of The Garden Cottage Diaries for example. Like a magnet, this visual rendition of … More Reveling in Books: The Garden Cottage Diaries
Scotland’s been in the news a lot lately. But what do Scottish people eat? That’s the question. Tea, most likely. That’s a good place to start. Oatmeal, in scones and porridge (just for breakfast, you would hope). Yes. And whisky. Scotland produces some of the best whisky in the world. Smoky. Peaty. Can’t go wrong … More Scottish Eggs, Anyone?