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Tangy Strawberry Fools

The classic British fool, a dessert of fruit and whipped cream, is an ideal warm weather dessert because it's light and balance of sweet and tart fruit flavors. Juicy macerated strawberries, strawberry compote, and tangy yogurt are spooned into this refreshing, light version. More

Lemon-Blueberry Fools

The classic British fool, a dessert of fruit and whipped cream, is an ideal warm weather dessert because it's light and balance of sweet and tart fruit flavors. Fresh lemon curd and blueberry compote are spooned into this flavorful version. More

Dinner Tonight: Welsh Rarebit with Brussels Sprouts

Welsh rarebit just seemed right. It was devastatingly cold outside, and I needed something to warm my insides and soothe my head. For those of you scratching your heads, Welsh rarebit is English dish of a cheese sauce on toast. But it's so much more than that, as the cheese sauce combines beer with a good aged Cheddar. It also contains a good dose of Worcestershire sauce and mustard, so it has an edge. It's wonderfully complex, and a far cry from most cheddar sauces. More

Man Gets English Breakfast Tattooed On Skull

19 year-old Dayne Gilbey of Coventry, Wales volunteered to let tattoo artist Blake Dickinson ink his skull with the image of a full English breakfast: "bacon, eggs, sausages, beans and even cutlery." Frankly, I'd be amazed by Gilbey's foolhardiness except that I'm too busy appalled by how ugly that tattoo turned out to be, especially when you consider how pretty the photo of an English breakfast that ran with Graham Holliday's In Defence of British Food feature today is! What do you make of it?... More

The English Food Pyramid

The English Food Pyramid is pretty hilarious to me—but then I'm not an English nutritionist. The very tip of the pyramid is labeled "Fats, Oils and Sweets", contains lard, suet, bacon, shortbread, heavy cream and castor sugar, and has the notation "eat sparingly". [via malaclyps del.icio.us]... More

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