Tag Archives: Mrs. Beeton

Steak and Oyster Pie

In Victorian times, Britain produced about 500 million oysters a year! These molluscs were abundant and one could buy 3 for a penny on the streets of London. Sadly, popularity led to overfishing in both England and France – the … Continue reading

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Shepherd’s Pie

October 6th, 2010 Shepherd’s Pie would seem to date back to the time when potatoes had become an affordable, edible crop, throughout Britain (perhaps from the late 1790’s). Cottage pie is very similar, the difference being that any meat can … Continue reading

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