Blah and Nasty and Bland? Nah! Or, Why You Should Love British Cooking (and You Do)

Before I dive into the meat of the matter here  – a very brief celebration of Colman Andrews’s newest book, The British Table (2016), the impetus that brought me to the page this morning – I’m going to share a few words about how I perceive British food vis-a-vis the United States. Perhaps you’ve thought that I’d […]

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Greens and Roots in Season, or, Martha’s Local Foods (18th century) Cookbook

Martha Bradley’s The British Housewife (1756) has long fascinated me, for all her detail and  precise instructions. And, most of all,  for her emphasis on local foods, long before Alice Waters or Michael Pollan were gleams in the eye of God. Of course, the other point I want to make here is this: the English were quite […]

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