Blogs filed under “Food history”

Norfolk dumplings

I’ve been doing a lot of reading lately about traditional local recipes. The one thing that kept coming up time and again for Norfolk was dumplings, which I found quite surprising considering I grew up there and had never really come across them, let alone tried them. So my mission to make them began.

How many ways can you smoke a herring?

A smoked herring is a kipper. A kipper is a smelly, oily fish, eaten by old people for breakfast. Right? Well no, there’s a lot more to it than that! As recent converts to kippers for breakfast I was inspired to learn more about how they’re produced. It hasn’t taken long to uncover that different […]

Snape Maltings

Snape Maltings sits in a beautiful location on the banks of the River Alde. It’s most famous as a concert hall, and home of the Aldeburgh Festival, founded by Benjamin Britten. These days there’s a lot more there, and it’s still growing. There is a variety of shops and galleries, a cafe and restaurant, a […]

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