World in One City -- Cottage Pie
This week for our weekly food series - the World In One City - we're going to feature a place where the world literally is in one city. That's of course London - this year's host of the 2012 Olympics. It's the city where Don Westwood was born in 1935.
Don now lives in Old Ottawa South - where he's retired with his Finnish wife Annalee.
For 30 years, he taught architecture at Carleton University.
But when Robyn met him at his home - he started by telling her what it was like to live through World War Two in London.
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Here's the recipe for cottage pie from Don's mum's war time cookbook:
1 pound cold minced beef
1 - 2 ounces cold ham or tongue
1 ounce fat (butter or marg)
1 ounce flour
½ pint stock or water
1 pound potatoes
1 ounce butter
Milk and seasoning
Mince the meat finely. Melt the butter and in it, fry the chopped onion. Stir in the flour and add the stock gradually until the mixture thickens. Season and add the meat. Place the mixture in a greased pie-dish. Boil the potatoes, mash with the butter and milk, spread over the meat and bake for 20 minutes at 425F.
When all is said and done, it should look something like this: