Feast of Family Favourites
There are some dishes and delicacies that provide a true flavour of a particular county or region. Those which immediately spring to mind are Cornish pasties, Lancashire hotpot, scouse, haggis, Welsh cakes and Bakewell pudding, but the list is endless — a mouthwatering menu that spans the shires and circles the compass of Britain.
A delightful collection of recipes, which serves up a heart- warming, comforting taste of a Cotswold village is to be found in a beautifully produced new book The Circle of Our Lives by Di Alexander.
Di, a retired journalist, lives on a farm in the tiny Gloucestershire village of Syde, which her husband Malcolm amusingly refers to as “the centre of the universe”. It has just 35 inhabitants — exactly the same number as it did in 1500. But what a
Di Alexander at work in her Cotswold kitchen.