Hello there! This is my attempt at writing a history of Britian from the viewpoint of all things food-related. It is the sister blog to Neil Cooks Grigson, which goes through English food recipe by recipe. It is from writing this blog that had turned my interest in food and history into a little bit of an obsession, but it is recipe based. This blog however, is going include the recipes that were omitted from the book English Food, the book Neil Cooks Grigson is based upon but I shall be extending this on here with the other British countries and the the other countries that have influenced Britain’s food. I’ll also include the best recipes from the other blog too. Obviously this blog and the other blog are going to become healivy-hyperlinked!
The main difference is that the blog won’t just be recipes, I’ve found so much imformation whilst writing the other blog that don’t quite fit the other that I simply want to spread my wings a little and just write about the things I come across as I come across them.
In between writing two blogs, I also have a job as an evolutionary biologist at Washington University in St Louis, though I am English - from Leeds in Yorkshire in fact. So expect some bias towards the North of England and ecology…
Hope you enjoy reading it and don’t be afraid to leave a comment!