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Shepherd's pie: origins, history and recipe of the British pie

Minced meat, Worcestershire sauce and lots of mash potato: these are the elements for the typical English "shepherd's pie", a unique mouth-watering dish that will win everyone's palate. Here's how it came about and how it's done.

Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee recipe book: embassy dishes

70 embassy recipes to discover British cuisine, but especially the art of diplomacy at the table. Anecdotes, stories, products approved by the Royal Family: here is the official cookbook of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

United Kingdom: Oliver Cromwell’s favourite pub is now a luxury home for sale

A historic pub transformed into an elegant home, ready for sale: the new owners will enjoy the ancient charm of the oak staircase and the period fireplace. Among the first fans of the club, back then, was Oliver Cromwell.

Darlington Market: street food sold in one of the UK's oldest covered markets

Pizza, burgers, wraps and goulash: it's all available at the renovated Darlington covered market, one of the oldest in the UK. A historic place that after more than 200 years changes its skin and becomes dedicated to street food.

News for Michelin UK: the guide will reveal new entries of the year a little at a time

Every last Wednesday of the month, the digital guide will update with new entries by the inspectors, but the final ceremony will remain. Here's how the Michelin UK guide has changed.

Picnics at Buckingham Palace gardens. The Queen’s gimmick

From July to September, for the first time in the history of the British Royal Family, it will be possible to enjoy a picnic on the Buckingham Palace lawns, until now only accessible via guided tours. An operation that hides...

Easter in the UK: hot cross buns and simnel cake

True, it’s only two recipes and both sweet, but they plunge their roots in ancient times. Great Britain’s Easter tradition is limited but extremely tasty.

Climate change drives English and Welsh viticulture. New areas for cultivation identified

The last English and Welsh harvest, characterized by above-average temperatures, has achieved one of its historical records. Here is how climate change is modifying the vineyards.

Great Britain. The Brexit effect: wine prices have never been so high

Prices are growing and imports keep decreasing. Here is what happened in Great Britain in the past 12 months, and what is going to happen after the elections.

Top 10 Italian restaurants according to the readers of The Guardian, with assorted surprises

Italian food is among the world’s most rich and fascinating. The British know this well, hence the The Guardian has asked its readers to draw a ranking of Italy’s best restaurants.
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