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The Daily Mail Modern British Cookbook

The Daily Mail Modern British Cookbook

By Alastair Little and Richard Whittington

Published 1998

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This thick meat soup was first concocted in Victorian times, but as a nation we seem to have fallen out of love with it as, with the passage of time, its original robust dimensions were watered down and adulterated until the very name became synonymous with British food as a poor joke, conjuring up the ghost of Hancock saying of his mother’s gravy that ‘at least it moved’.

Perhaps this substantial recipe may help restore its good name. The amounts are for 8, as it hardly seems worth going to all this considerable trouble for 4 and it will, in any case, freeze.