A collection of fascinating and delicious recipes from every corner of Britain featured in Around Britain, one of our most popular cookbooks
For a small nation, the topography of Britain is immensely varied. This fertile land yields the ingredients that have influenced our gastronomic heritage. From the orchards of the South East to the lochs of Scotland, each region harvests its own food and creates its own dishes.
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Formerly know as Bakewell pudding, this tart was apparently created by a cook working at the Rutland Arms Hotel, Bakewell. The cook was making jam tarts but used puff pastry by mistake, so he decided to use up some leftover ingredients, creating this delicious dish.
In 1946, as a thank you for what we had gone through in the war, the British Columbia University Berry Farm on Lulu Island in Canada offered a box of 80 blueberry plants free to any grower in Britain. David Trehane of James Trehane and Sons Limited, nurserymen near Wimborne, Dorset, took up the offer and the bushes flourished.
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