Category: Food & Drink
Who Invented Spaghetti?
Jan 28, 2022 | Food & Drink, General Interest |
The History of Shrove Tuesday
Feb 19, 2021 | Food & Drink, General Interest, Religion |
What Did the Ancient Romans Eat ?
Sep 18, 2020 | Food & Drink, General Interest |
Would You Eat Insects to Save the Planet ?
Aug 7, 2020 | Food & Drink, General Interest |
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Wacky-pedia : Weird Questions, that you never even asked, Answered – Can Psychologists Assess Your Personality From How you Dip Your Fries ?
Jun 26, 2020 | Food & Drink, Trivia |
In this article we present you with some wacky facts as well as answering some of the more weird questions - questions that you never even knew you should've asked! Can Psychologists Assess Your Personality From How you Dip Your Fries ?
Why Guiness is Less Irish than you Think
Mar 6, 2020 | Food & Drink, General Interest, Trivia |
Why Eating Chocolate (can be) good for you
Mar 1, 2019 | Food & Drink, General Interest, Trivia |
Yummy Scrummy – The Jersey Wonder
Dec 29, 2017 | Channel Islands, Food & Drink, Jersey |
Does Tea Have More Caffeine than Coffee?
Nov 7, 2017 |
Does tea have more caffeine than coffee? This is one of those perenial questions.Read More
How to Make Cider in 7 Easy Steps
Oct 3, 2017 |
Cider has been made for thousands of years. Archaeological evidence shows that ancient European and Asian cultures used apples to make a crude version of cider as early as 6500 B.C. In this article we demonstrate how easy it is to make golden Guernsey Cider.Read More
Guernsey Cider Production – A History
Aug 25, 2017 |
NO GENUINE local food table could be considered complete without a bottle of cider. This delicious, and potent, brew was made in both of the larger Channel Islands but techniques were interestingly varied.Read More
Why Does Alcohol Make You Drunk?
May 30, 2017 |
Alcohol has been used by humans for medicinal and recreational purposes for thousands of years (see the sidebar ‘When Was Beer First Brewed’), but scientists still aren’t entirely sure how it makes us tipsyRead More
Medieval Cookery – Pease Pudding
Feb 28, 2017 |
Made famous in a Nursery Rhyme, nowadays most commonly cooked in the north-east of England, pease pudding is a dish that evolved from medieval pease pottage, In this article we show you how to make it yourself.Read More
The Origin of … Carbonated Drinks
Dec 27, 2016 |
Given the bad press that fizzy drinks get these days, it may come as a surprise that ‘soda pop’ was originally conceived as a beverage to be consumed for the benefit of one’s health.Read More
Wassail Punch – A Medieval Winter Warmer
Dec 16, 2016 |
Add some history to your festivities with a glass of wassail punch.Read More
Recipes of Bygone Days – Stewed Ormers; Pickled Ormers & Dressed Ormers
Dec 9, 2016 |
Ormers are ‘quintessentially Guensey’ and have been eaten by the natives of these islands for centuries. Naturally enough therefore there are many ways to prepare and eat them. In this article we’ve resurrected a few of the more ancient recipes from bygone days.Read More
Baked Beans – Peculiarly British ?
Nov 29, 2016 |
Baked Beans – beloved as part of an ‘English Breakfast’ eaten by the ton on toast is perhaps a peculiarly British love. But where did this come from – and where did ‘baked beans’ originate from ?Read More
How did Bread become a staple food in the West ?
Jul 5, 2016 |
Bread has not always been the staff of life, certainly not in the West. Today however bread & bread products are our staple foods. Life without it would be unthinkable. So how did our most basic and yummy of foods develop ?Read More
The Diet of the Ancient Romans – More unusual than you’d think
Mar 25, 2016 |
Archaeologists exploring sewers and cesspits at Herculaneum in 2013 made the startling discovery that, contrary to the long-held belief that ancient Romans survived on a basic diet of bread and olive oil, they in fact enjoyed a rich variety of fish, fruit and spicy dishesRead More
An Alternative to Christmas Pud – Panettone Pudding
Dec 11, 2015 |
If you’d like to make an alternative to Christmas pud, or maybe you don’t even like Christmas pudding at all, then why not make this panettone bread and butter pudding in its stead? In this article we look at one such recipe.Read More
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – The Recipe
Sep 11, 2015 |
You’ve read the book … now eat the recipe !!Read More
What can you eat that uses up more calories than it gives ?
Mar 3, 2015 |
The perennial question, if you happen to find yourself overweight and contemplating the not so nice prospect of going on a calorie controlled diet is always : What can you eat that uses up more calories than it gives?Read More
Gourmet Guernsey – Seared Scallops and Bacon
Feb 13, 2015 |
The waters around Guernsey are bursting with succulent sea food. None more so than Guernsey scallops. Try this mouth watering recipe with what I consider the king of all shellfish – Guernsey Scallops.Read More
Is eating fish really good for your brain?
Jan 13, 2015 |
Is eating fish really good for your brain?Read More