Tag Archives: English Cooking

“Keep Flouring it till the Eyes Drop Out”

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music: Playtime Songs by The Countdown Kids. Released: 2002 One of the great things about having so many cookbooks is tracing the history of cooking techniques and cookery advice. Marketing, food trends and such were … Continue reading

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Preparing Edible Garbage and How to Cook Shoes

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC “Crazy Shoe Stew” from Cool Songs Collection & Times Table Fun by William Avery. Released: 2007   No doubt, we’ve all had a meal that we found distasteful, inedible and would have just as soon … Continue reading

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The “BREXIT” Effect and Cookbooks

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “The Brexit Song (Brexit Blues)” from The Brexit Song (Brexit Blues) by Isaac Adni. Released: 2016 On June 23rd, 2016,  British citizens voted on the question, “Should the United Kingdom remain a member … Continue reading

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“I Say, Old Chap – Do Not Huckle-my-Buff and Kindly Stop Playing with your Chappit Tatties!”

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Rule Britannia” from Elgar Variations by Brass Band Willebroek & Raf Van Looveren. Released: 2007 This might be considered a sequel to “Stargazey Pies and Stinking Bishops– Oh, Those Wonderful Brits!“, which I … Continue reading

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Limpin’ Susie, Safety Plugs and God’s Kitchels

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Bangers And Mash” from The Peter Sellers Collection by Peter Sellers And Sophia Loren. Released: 1990 Life in the culinary world is never dull. Not only is the food fascinating and fulfilling, but the … Continue reading

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Good Kitchen Advice from Vintage Cookbooks

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “How to Cook” from My Monster Friend by Jason Goodman. In my cookbook collection, I have a number of “vintage” cookbooks. Although in the advanced year of 2015, we tend to think of ourselves … Continue reading

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Kitchen…

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Kitchen Sing Sing” from Raffi Radio by Raffi. Released: 1997. Well, actually, in the kitchen. A recent purchase to add to my cookbook library was “The How Not to Cookbook” by Aleksandra Mir, … Continue reading

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The Elephant’s Skeleton is Revealed

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Hatari!: Baby Elephant Walk (arr. R. Hayman): Baby Elephant Walk” from The Music Of Henry Mancini by Richard Hayman Symphony Orchestra. Released: 1991         WHEW!

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Stargazey Pies and Stinking Bishops– Oh, Those Wonderful Brits!

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Rule Britannia” from Elgar Variations by Brass Band Willebroek & Raf Van Looveren. Released: 2007 For many years, while I was growing up in Toronto, my sister and I had a regular babysitter, … Continue reading

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Pebbles in Your Peas? Strychnine in Your Stout?

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Bad Food” from He Lie by Blackie. Released: 2009. Increasingly into the 21st century, we have become more and more concerned about what’s in our food. This is especially significant today, as most … Continue reading

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