|Fifty Manx Recipes
In this section,
you will discover many traditional Manx recipes which have been passed from
generation to generation. The notes on the recipes show how Manx traditional
cookery reflects the pastimes, work and beliefs of the Manx ancestors. The
illustrations extend this insight into their lives and present a view of Manx
people and the countryside as they were when the recipes were in everyday
Many of the recipes
are suitable for use today and the ingredients are easily obtainable. The notes
provide tips for substitutes for the more unusual ingredients, such as vinegar
and milk for very sour buttermilk. There are also notes on temperatures,
weights and measures to avoid confusion.
One of the great joys of
these traditional recipes is that they are economical and easily prepared in
ordinary household utensils. The use of slow cooking at moderate temperatures
indicates that our grandmothers were just as concerned with energy conservation
as we are today.
The changing times have brought about a change in
tastes and eating habits but this provides a new hope for some of the old ways
to be welcomed back.
Try them and see