Tag: picnic

February 21, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Ploughman’s lunch The ploughman’s lunch – all porky pies?  Alludes to rustic, outdoor, bygone times, but actually dates from 1950s promotion in pubs to boost cheese sales.  Sounds hot, sophisticated & substantial, when it’s a simple, light meal – bread, cheese, pickle, maybe added pie, egg & salad – eaten cold, with a glass of…

February 18, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Scotch egg The humble Scotch egg lays out features of successful products: Simple components, well planned & properly executed (hard or soft boiled egg, enclosed in sausagemeat, rolled in breadcrumbs & fried).  Many claims to invention (Scotland, England, India, Algeria).  Enduring (from pre-18thC).  Convenient (portable snack).  Good anywhere (indoor meal, outdoor picnic).  Popular (versions worldwide). …

July 22, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Hamper Created in 1730s, hampers sustained Londoners on journeys from Piccadilly coaching inns to country estates.  Contents: game pies, fresh bread, butter, ‘scotched’ eggs, cheese, hothouse fruit, fruit cake, water, beer & hock. Over 300 years, explorers have taken hampers all over the globe – Mt Everest, the Nile, the Arctic Ocean.  Portable pleasure at…