Pictured is a still life from an Irish kitchen, showing a round of wheaten bread, soda farls (divided into fourths), scones, boxty pancakes (potato pancakes) as well as an old iron griddle and harnen stand (oatcake toaster) alongside the modern frying pan.  From our copy of “Talking About Cakes with an Irish and Scottish Accent,” by Margaret Bates.  A well-written cookbook with recipes for a variety of scones, caraway seed cake etc., with interesting background information and provenance.  Come browse our bookcases here in beautiful Santa Cruz!  (831) 251-9218

Written by Liz Pollock — March 16, 2014