Folklore surrounds the history of burgers, with many versions of events telling the story of how and when this classic food favourite started. We cannot say for sure who was the first to create such a renowned menu staple, however, we do know a lot about how this sandwich grew.
The humble biscuit, it’s crumbly, sweet and sugary.
Tea and biscuits have for a long time been the power couple behind solving a multitude of problems, partners in a crime, they’re an irresistible duo. Originating from a flat storable version of bread, dating back to Roman times, cooked once, removed from the oven and cooked again, this is how the biscuit was given its Latin name ‘bis cotus’; meaning twice baked.
When I told one of my friends that I was going to Rome her first response was that I had to go to Eataly! When she described the food market full of all the delights Eataly has to offer, I knew I needed to add it to my list of places to visit. Working in food and drink marketing means you’re never truly off duty even when you’re on holiday.
Hospitality Action do great work for those in our industry who have fallen on hard times, and as the leading foodservice agency, Jellybean have been supporting them for over 20 years. As a thank you for our support and pro-bono design work, we were invited to their Big Fat Quiz at the London Hilton on Park Lane – an opportunity we jumped at.
With our annual pilgrimage to the foodie paradise of Padstow on the North Cornish Coast set for June, my thoughts have been wandering to the joy that is a Cornish Pasty wolfed down in the county of its origin. As you look out over the harbour and the crumbly pastry gives way to a perfectly seasoned mix of piping hot meat, swede, onion and potatoes all seems right with the world. But how did this classic Cornish fayre come about? In this latest addition of our ‘History of…’ series I look at the culinary delight that is the Cornish pasty.