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Feb 16, 2010 9:25 PM CST
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
Dear Trisha, isn't that everybody's favourite meal? We have Stilton here which is much loved at Christmas, you can I am told get it in the US but they tell me it is expensive. However it is overhere as it can only be made in one place, the King of cheese!
I could not eat shop bought bread unless I was very hungry. I was brought up with bread making so always make my own at all times.
We have farmers markets here, but we also have farm shops which are fantastic. Due to the mass power of the Organic movement in the UK, they even stopped the supermarkets in their tracks and made them think again. The only way I can tell you how farm shops work over the net is this; They work like a wheel, one farm in the best location has the shop and then all the other farms on the outside and inside of the wheel drive down the spokes and take their produce to one shop (the hub), where it is sold and they get paid for it! Sorry for my description I hope it makes some sense?
It is strange because you would not associate the UK with wine, but the Romans had vines here in the firts century. In one place in Kent the soil and climate is exactly the same as in Champagne in France, so they make their own. They are not allowed to call it Champagne though. Last year in the Champagne growers competition in France, the Kent vineyard entered theirs. As the bottle were just numbered and not labelled, it was done and judged on taste etc. The English won it, much to the French growers total disbelief!
In the summer I might if Cubits is still going, put a Pate recipe on, as I like that on a warm day for lunch. However I don't know if it would go down well.
It saddens me to see the lost generations who cannot or indeed want to cook, as it is easier to go to a Fast Food place or get it delivered, what a waste.
Plus they wonder why obesity is now getting rife in schoolchildren over here!

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