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Thoughts of Christmas dinner

Thoughts of Christmas dinner

I don’t want to hear the ‘it’s too early to think about Christmas’ complaints. When it comes to Christmas dinner, there’s no such thing as too early in our house. We generally start talking about Christmas dinner in September. Yes, September. While the sun beats...

Roasted courgette dip, savoury courgette muffins, and the aggressive giving away of vegetables

Roasted courgette dip, savoury courgette muffins, and the aggressive giving away of vegetables

I dare not venture into the garden during daylight hours. The second I sneak into the veg patch, our elderly neighbour pops up on his side of the fence and yells (in Bulgarian), ‘Do you want some courgettes?’ Each time, I firmly remind him that we have four...

Two packets of Bourbons and a packet of Hobnobs: The food journey of a Brit in Bulgaria

Two packets of Bourbons and a packet of Hobnobs: The food journey of a Brit in Bulgaria

We talk a lot about how immigrant food has shaped British food for the better. We talk less about what happens – food-wise – when Brits move abroad. Which food traditions do we leave behind? Which remain rituals for life? I used to mock people who lived in expat...

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