In a restaurant, hotel or institutional kitchen, guess who the most important staff member is? Yup. It’s the dish washer! If the dish washer isn’t on top of things, there are no pots and pans for the cooks to cook with, no plates to serve the food on and no table utensils to eat it with. It’s that simple.

Biscuit with Butter

Call them Tea Biscuits, Butter Biscuits, Baking Powder Biscuits or just Biscuits… They’re all essentially the same thing, and they represent a culinary tradition that has been spread around the world by British emigrants.

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Yes, good old oatmeal! Soul of the Highlands! Heart of the Haggis! Curer of many ills! And it might even lower your cholesterol! Oats have been a staple in the northern parts of the British Isles for centuries, simply because no other grain would thrive in their gloomy climate and short growing season.

Sale Signs

Supermarkets and food manufacturers use a number of tricks and techniques to maximize their profits on the fresh and processed foods you buy. Some are old chestnuts that we should all know by now. Others are newer and more insidious. Some can work in your favour!

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Remember Mom’s admonition to clean your plate? Eat up or no desert! What about the starving children in Africa? I once got grounded for a week when I suggested she stick something from my plate (I can’t even remember what, now) in a Tupperware tub and mail it to Nigeria.