It's a dish with origins as old as our earliest records. In this special two-parter to start off Series Two, we explore the history of bread pudding around the globe, and the different interpretations that evolved. Read, (and reproduce at your own risk), the recipe for the wine and honey Payn Fondew, from Medieval England.
Italy isn't in the Balkans, but it was a very short part of our trip. And one we won't soon forget. Highlights, lowlights, and tips included!
From Dubrovnik, we made our way down to Montenegro. We didn't really know what to expect, other than we were told all throughout our journey that it had the most incredible scenery in the region. They were right. Highlights, lowlights and lotsa tips included!
We're ending Series One with a bang - by making the predecessor of Britain's National Dish: the Tikka Masala. First printed in 1961, it is asserted that Mrs Balbir Singh's 'Shahi Chicken Masala' is the original Tikka recipe, and is as similar as you'll find, especially when you consider the other most prominent claimant recalls their serendipitous invention as taking place ten years later.
Apple Pie 'fit for a king'? The dish is considered a traditional American dessert, however the first cookbook in the English language, from all the way in 1390, contains an innovative 'Tartys in Applis' recipe originally intended to be made for King Richard II.
Lasagna is a comfort food favourite, it has absolutely everything that's good in a dish, though if you're considering any change in diet, it can seem a hard dish to maintain. Doesn't have to be that way, though!