Category: Food and drink
The thread about the wealthy inventor, the Bard, the first steamboat, the paddle-powered Georgian warship, the Kings of Denmark and Sweden and what any of this has to do with turnips
The thread about MD2020; or how the Young Teams don’t realise it’s not called “Mad Dog” and they’re actually drinking a relative of Kosher Wine
The thread about Mrs Maciver, Edinburgh’s first cookery teacher and writer; who published the first known recipe for Haggis (and a little about the early history of that dish)
The thread about the Youngers and the McEwans, a Scottish brewing dynasty that would combine to totally dominate the Scottish industry. And just what it has to do with “Alice in Wonderland”
The thread about plain breid. Its history, its politics and how the law guaranteed its enduring position in the Scottish psyche
The thread about the word “Jakey”; how Prohibition-era American slang was imported into an interwar Glasgow suffering an epidemic of meths drinking
The thread about the early history of vegetarianism in Edinburgh; the pioneering café that was a haven for suffragettes and the tragic demise of its idealistic founder
The thread about the Macaroni Pie; when and where it was invented; and how Macaroni has much deeper roots in Scottish cookery than you might think
The thread about the history of the Lorne Sausage, the Square Sausage, the Slicing Sausage and the Sliced Sausage. (And why they are neither from Lorn or actually square.)
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