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Regional recipes from the counties and provinces of Wales Ireland Scotland England.

Welsh Regional Recipes

Welsh Regional Recipes

Spices, seasoning and herbs are all well used and loved in the regional recipes of Wales, and similar to the rural recipes found throughout much of Europe the 'one-pot' stew, soup or casserole is also a favourite dish of the Welsh. Yet there are few household cooks in other nations who can rival the Welsh at baking and brewing. Breads, cakes and beer (changeable in ingredients throughout the seasons) truly underline this as a nation famed for its hospitality ... and travellers need, "on entering any house, only deliver up their arms." (1188 A.D.)

Simple, clean flavours predominate in Welsh regional recipes, using only the freshest local ingredients. SEE ALL FEATURED WELSH RECIPES
Irish Regional Recipes

Irish Regional Recipes

Ireland is a country full of unusual contrasts and outstanding local recipes; simple foods, cooked with an artisan skill, were once eaten in the provinces by all of society, including the poets and rogues Ireland is famous for. Depth of flavour is always an essential ingredient in Irish cooking - from heart-warming family staples, to the wonderful fresh local seafood, to the delicate puddings and deserts, Irish regional recipes highlight what is best about food cooked from local produce. In fact, unlike other places, Irish cooking has never lost its identity.

Irish recipes vary greatly from ingredients grown by farmers from the north to the south, and from the east to the west. SEE ALL FEATURED IRISH RECIPES
Scottish Map Regional Recipes

Scottish Regional Recipes

Scotland has very different types of regional recipes to the rest of the UK, coming as they do from the very different geographic landscapes and climates which make up this ancient kingdom. The need to preserve foods throughout the long winter have inspired many regional recipes using the ingredients which have been grown, caught and hunted from the rugged coastlines, isolated islands, mountainous highlands, and the populated lowlands, which make it a very exciting and surprising country to discover and cook from.

Alongside hearty fare Scottish regional recipes can be surprisingly delicate and intricate, in particular the dairy recipes. SEE ALL FEATURED SCOTTISH RECIPES
English Regional Recipes

English Regional Recipes

Two misconceptions still remain about regional English cooking, the first is that the food eaten was sharply divided between the poor and the rich, between "black bread and beans", and "peacocks and cockatrice" as Dorothy Hartley put it. And the other misconception is that it is somehow inferior to many other cultures. English cooks, having stopped flirting (disastrously) with continental imitations, have taken a new look at their own heritage, and have come to understand that their own regional and seasonal recipes are some of the best in the world.

English regional recipes can be homely and traditional farmhouse fare, but they can also be richly exotic at times. SEE ALL FEATURED ENGLISH RECIPES