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Queen of Puddings
Queen of Puddings is a feast of custard, jam and meringue. Rumour has it that the pudding was created for Queen Victora in the kitchens of Buckingham Palace...
Ask someone to name an English sonnet writer and most people will answer “Shakespeare”. Yet England has produced a wealth of poets who have tried their hand at the sonnet form.
Dinner for One
Dinner for One is a short, very English film which is a cult hit in Germany, Denmark and Norway yet most English people have never heard of it!
The British Museum
The British Museum is the oldest national public museum in the world. Based in Great Russell Street near Russell Square it hosts a treasure trove of collections covering subjects from Ancient Egypt to The Enlightenment. Should you ever get the chance to visit, go for it!
In England Christmas dinner – which can range from a meal served close to noon to one served after dark – is a meal which can draw family and friends together for feasting and celebration. Over the years the centrepiece of the food laden Christmas table has changed, and is still changing...
The Holly And The Ivy
The Holly And The Ivy is a carol with both Pagan and Christian references. It has a catchy tune and easy to remember chorus.
Gift Ideas - Books by Cooks
England has a huge array of celebrity cooks and chefs, many of whom have brought out recipe books which often accompany popular television shows. Books by England’s top cookery celebrities can make great gifts.
Murder In The Cathedral
St Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, is remembered on 29 December – the day he was murdered by four of King Henry II’s men in Canterbury Cathedral.
Cheddar, a hard cheese, is made and eaten in many parts of the world. A staple English food, Cheddar originated in south west England in the twelth century and carries the name of the place that gave it birth.
Marmite - You Either Love It Or Hate It
“You either love it or hate it” is a classic slogan associated with Marmite, a strong, salty spread which has held the English nation captive for over a century. Find out more about Marmite – origins, history and some suggestions for perfect Marmite moments...
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