The Best of British Food! Pie, Mash and Liquor

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British food has it critics but we have some of the best produce in the world and some outstanding chefs and cooks… Like everywhere in the world you can pay the earth for food or you can pop in a little roadside café and get the very best food it is all down not only to the product but the chef…

Well, known British foods are … A full English Breakfast, Fish & Chips, Christmas Dinner, Sunday Roast, Bangers & Mash, Steak & Kidney Pie if you are an Eastender they will tell you Pie, mash and Liquor is without a doubt the best of British food.

Pie, mash and Liquor… Traditional working class food originating in London and as my hubby’s family were born and raised under the sound of the bow bells Pie and mash with liquor can be found on the menu at every single family do along with Jellied ells and plenty of shellfish… Tradition cites that a true cockney is born within earshot of those bells…which ring out from St. Mary- le- Bow Church, Cheapside.

That’s that sorted then isn’t it? Life is never that simple you should know that …Those bells didn’t ring for 21 years as they were damaged badly in WW2 so between 1940 and 1961 they were silent but an appeal for money to repair bells was launched and run by London’s Pearly King and Queen and finally, in 1961 they were fully restored and returned to the church.

The first peal for over 21 years from St. Mary-le-Bow Church


What a proud moment for Londoners…

The debate about who is a true cockney lingers on…


Back to pie mash and liquor, the pie is always made from the liquor of stewed eels and if you can get hold of an original recipe ..hold on tight because most lips are tightly sealed and they won’t give up their recipe for no man.

One of the original and oldest Pie shops is world-famous Manzes as you can see always crowded and very popular with EastEnders.


Me??? I come from south of England and if I had to choose it would be Fish and Chips…no mushy peas just fish and chips.

Travelling to London …a few hand-picked items which you may need and have forgotten.

Until Tuesday have a great weekend and enjoy xxx


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Enjoying life in The Land Of Smiles I am having so much fun researching, finding new, authentic recipes both Thai and International to share with you. New recipes gleaned from those who I have met on my travels or are just passing through and stopped for a while. I hope you enjoy them. I love shopping at the local markets, finding fresh, natural ingredients, new strange fruits and vegetables ones I have never seen or cooked with. I am generally the only European person and attract much attention and I love to try what I am offered and when I smile and say Aroy or Saab as it is here in the north I am met with much smiling. Some of my recipes may not be in line with traditional ingredients and methods of cooking but are recipes I know and have become to love and maybe if you dare to try you will too. You will always get more than just a recipe from me as I love to research and find out what other properties the ingredients I use have to improve our health and wellbeing. I will be showing you cooking pots and dishes used here and local traditionst hat I discover on my travel and interesting places to visit. I am having a wonderful ride and don’t want to get off, so if you wish to follow me on my adventures, then welcome! I hope you enjoy the ride also and if it encourages you to take a step into the unknown or untried, you know you want to.......Then, I will be happy!

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