DEFRA | Discover Britain’s Protected Foods

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Source: DEFRA | Discover Britain’s Protected Foods

Foodways and local foods are a fascination of mine, and so I found this most interesting! As I am not in Britain, of course, it is mostly an academic interest; but if or when I have the chance to visit next, I will surely take account of these unique regional delicacies! One interesting tidbit I gleaned from just a short scan:

“In the 1920s Beatrix Potter (Mrs Heelis) invested money earned from her Peter Rabbit stories in buying up Lake District farms under threat from development or afforestation. On these farms she encouraged the revival of the Herdwick breed. On her death in 1943 she left all her farms to the National Trust, specifying that the sheep on these farms should be kept as pure Herdwicks. Lakeland Herdwick lamb was served at the Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation dinner in 1953.”

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Author: The Anglophilic Anglican

I am an ordained Anglican clergyman, published writer, former op-ed columnist, and experienced outdoor and informal educator. I am also a traditionalist: religiously, philosophically, politically, and socially. I seek to do my bit to promote and restore the Good, the True, and the Beautiful, in a world which has too-often lost touch with all three, and to help re-weave the connections between God, Nature, and humankind which out techno-industrial civilization has strained and broken.

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