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Faytherless Kale and Sowens – December 1894

“Wi’ sweet milk cheese in monie a whang, An farls baked wi’butter Fu crump that day.”  Burns. Our diet is at all times of infinite importance, for do not we work chiefly that we may eat; and do not Governments … Continue reading

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Farmers’ Fare in1782 – May 1902

A correspondent sends me an extract from Southey’s “Commonplace Book, ” from which I shall make some selections. Southey himself has borrowed it from Douglas’s East Coast of Scotland, 1782. “I shall give you a farmer’s bill of fare for … Continue reading

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Sowens Disappointment – April 1905

Slightly sour flavour of sowens. Some weeks ago, “Epicure” expressed surprise in the correspondence column that I was unfamiliar with the composition of sowens “seeing I (“Gretchen”) was so well acquainted generally with the customs and practices which were in … Continue reading

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Letters to Editor On Sowens – April 1905

Sir, I was much interested in Gretchen’s remarks about sowens in last week’s issue but was surprised that she was not familiar with their composition, seeing that she is so well acquainted generally with the customs and practices which were … Continue reading

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Feats on a Sowens Diet – March 1905

Reading in a new story of Crockett’s that his hero had sowens and skim milk for supper, I had to inform myself again — for about the 50th time — of the composition of sowens. “Mashlam” scones my mind can … Continue reading

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