Cantonese is revered in China as one of the most celebrated national styles of cooking. In the eighteenth century, the Qing Dynasty allowed the Guangdong region, home to the Cantonese, to be opened to the first foreign traders and natives from the area were amongst the first immigrants to settle in the United Kingdom and America exporting their traditions and food.
New England Chowder
As with so many dishes, everyone has their favourite version of today’s recipe post and my favourite is a classic, The New England Chowder, with mussels or clams and potatoes and finished with cream.
Mirepoix, a trio of aromatic vegetables, became popular in 19thcentury French cooking.
Traditional Fish and Chips
In 1859 Charles Dickens published ' A Tale of Two Cities ' and included a typical rich description of ‘Husky chips of potatoes, fried with some reluctant drops of oil’ . This is the first acknowledged recorded use of the word chip used in reference to fried potatoes.