You only have to see my Jellybean team photo to know that I love peanut butter! As my favourite food it seemed only fitting to look into the history of this scrumptious nutty spread and what makes it so delicious.
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.
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.