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recipe for poor knights' pudding

Poor Knights’ Pudding

“To make Poor knights Pudding. Cut two penny loaves in round slices, dip them in half a pint of Cream or faire water, then lay them abroad in a dish, and beat t...
Yashim cooks Istanbul

Yashim Cooks Istanbul

“Reading detective stories in bed. I find this delightful at home, and even more delightful when I am away from home, a lost man. The fuss of the day is done wi...
history of belgian frites

A History of Belgian Frites

Following my post on Belgian frites, I found the history of the Belgian frite was a minefield of controversy, misunderstandings and vying between neighbouring n...