Traditional Food in Shropshire

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Excellent Press, 2009 - Food - 213 pages
In Shropshire the quality of locally-produced food is second to none, and over some three or four centuries its people developed a repertoire of very distinct methods for converting their produce into a range of excellent dishes, each suited to a particular way of life. This book, the first major study of the subject, draws in the widest range of local evidence to show how kitchens were designed and equipped, and various foods cooked, in cottages, halls and baker's shops, either for everyday meals or for special celebrations. With over 100 traditional Shropshire recipes - each having been cooked in order to present them in modern form for anyone wishing to accurately re-create them today - this book makes for a fascinating read for anyone interested in the county with it's stories of food riots, local industries, cooks, explosive firewood and more.Whether you're 'Having a Do', wanting 'Something for Tea' or even just needing some 'Everyday Fare', you'll find fantastic traditional recipes for any occasion, ranging from: Macaroni Rice, Baked Potato Pudding, traditional Oat Cakes, Shropshire Pie, Shrewsbury Simnel Cake and Shropshire Gingerbread.

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