A Delicious Christmas Recipe, Pigs in Blankets, in Collaboration with Paul Robinson, Yorkshire Gourmet

A Delicious Christmas Recipe, Pigs in Blankets, in Collaboration with Paul Robinson, Yorkshire Gourmet

Oct 17 , 2022

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A Delicious Christmas Recipe in Collaboration with Paul Robinson, also known as @YorkshireGourmet.  Who doesn’t love Christmas comfort food? In cas...

Porcelain: From China to Europe

Porcelain: From China to Europe

Oct 05 , 2022

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The Chinese have been crafting porcelain for over 1000 years before The East India Company even arrived in China in 1637, when their east-west trad...

The Guinea and The East India Company

The Guinea and The East India Company

Aug 10 , 2022

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When the Guinea was first minted in 1663 under King Charles II, it was a Critical Ingredient in the foundation of international trade and came quic...

The Origin of the Paisley Pattern

The Origin of the Paisley Pattern

Jul 15 , 2022

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Imports from The East India Company via the ‘silk routes’ brought a new textile pattern to Europe from the 18th century and following the arrival o...

Aloe Vera for the Constipated West

Aloe Vera for the Constipated West

Jun 25 , 2022

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The East India Company, after trying unsuccessfully to snatch Bantang, Selang Bator and Pulo Run, all famed spice islands from the entrenched Portu...

The Piece Trade Saves The East India Company

The Piece Trade Saves The East India Company

Jun 22 , 2022

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The East India Company trade in the bewildering variety of textiles from India became collectively known as the ‘Piece Trade,’ and included familia...

The Birth of Singapore

The Birth of Singapore

Jun 21 , 2022

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Singapore, now with a population of nearly 6 million and one of the most densely populated city-states of the world, was created as a trading post ...

From Chatni to Chutney

From Chatni to Chutney

Jun 20 , 2022

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Chutneys and pickles took root in Europe in the late 1600s with the arrival of preserved foods, like mangoes and tamarinds, brought back to Britain...