Mushroooms in May

Autumn’s wet weather is the perfect time for mushrooms. Try buying mushrooms at a market or mushroom specialist – they have so much more flavour than the bland supermarket ones. Mushrooms were once thought to be a food from heaven – and it’s not hard to see why. The mysterious overnight sprouting of wild mushrooms […] Read more…

Hot doggies! Where did the hot dog get its name?

If a New York sports cartoonist almost a century ago had known how to spell “dachsund”, the hot dog would not be called a hot dog. Sausages are one of the oldest processed foods, with records stretching as far back as 900 B.C. Most corners of Europe had developed their regional sausage specialties by the […] Read more…

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