Ah, Scotland’s favourite son.
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Tuesday 13 April 2010
Ricky Gervais has revealed he was moved to lose weight after gorging himself on 11 sausages in one sitting.
Saturday 10 April 2010
No one knows why toad in the hole is so-called, though it sounds suitably archaic, English and bucolic. Perhaps. A Captain Francis Grose wrote his A Provincial Glossary in 1787 and this appears to be the first mention, though tantalisingly without explanation.
Sunday 04 April 2010
250g/8oz unsalted butter, at room temperature
200g/7oz plump dried apricots (or any other dried fruit such as figs or prunes or a combination)
1 tbsp icing sugar
Thursday 25 February 2010
Monday 01 February 2010
The Co-op said it was correcting an "error" which led to "ambient sausage rolls" going on sale after a group which campaigns against gobbledegook complained that the description took the linguistic biscuit.
Thursday 14 January 2010
Thursday 26 November 2009
A pork and bacon producer announced 270 new jobs today with the creation of a state-of-the-art sausage manufacturing plant.
A porcine adventure: Award-winning food writer Lori De Mori embarks on a 'Pig Weekend' in the Auvergne
Saturday 14 November 2009
One bleak morning in the dead heart of a winter that was beginning to feel interminable, an invitation intriguingly entitled "Pig Weekend" landed in my inbox. It had been sent from the Auberge de Chassignolles, an eight-room country inn in the Auvergne, and it proposed a three-day workshop: "The weekend will begin with the butchery of a whole pig and conclude with the taking home of a range of charcuterie products that participants have made themselves. Potted meats –brawn, terrine and rillettes – will be jarred and can be taken immediately. Saucissons will be prepared for curing, labelled and hung to dry here in Chassignolles. These will be forwarded by post two to three months later."
Saturday 14 November 2009
Waitrose cheekily "thanked" its up-market food rival Marks & Spencer yesterday for an advertising campaign that helped it post its best weekly sales since 2006.
Friday 06 November 2009
Saturday 31 October 2009
Wednesday 23 September 2009
Monday 10 August 2009
I guarantee that if you follow my Edinburgh festival diet and exercise plan you will lose at least half a stone.*
Saturday 11 July 2009
John Lewis lobs sun & strokes into excuse mix
There's a new excuse for corporate PRs to gloss over bad news. Had a slump in sales? Ratings down? Here's your communications solution: Blame the hot weather, right, and tennis ... as if either has ever ground the UK to a halt before.
Friday 10 July 2009
In 1973, Fort ate a plate of sausages in Sicily. There were only two, but "they tasted more of sausage than any sausage I have ever eaten, firm, juicy, salty and sweet."
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