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Sandra’s Taste of Britain – August 2014

Sandra’s Taste of Britain – August 2014

“Give me the lettuce that has cool’d it’s heart in the rich earth, Till every joyous leaf is school’d to crispy-crinkled mirth. The wayward endive’s curling head, Cool cucumber slices small, And let the imperial beetroot spread Her purple over all.” (From ‘A ballad to a Salad';  – Warham S Leger 1850-c1915) WELL HERE we […]

Sandra’s Taste of Britain – July 2014

Sandra’s Taste of Britain – July 2014

“The biggest seller is cookbooks and the second is diet book – how not to eat what you’ve just learned to cook!”                     – Andy Rooney AH THE DOG days of summer … wonder why they call it that? This is a lame segue for me to say I have another dog in my life, “Daisy” […]

Chaucer’s Tales Still Lure Visitors To Canterbury

Chaucer’s Tales Still Lure Visitors To Canterbury

AFTER NEARLY 1,000 years, murder in the cathedral is still luring visitors to Canterbury. IT WAS in the Canterbury Cathedral in 1107 that Archbishop Thomas Becket was killed, viciously, by four knights who believed they were doing the bidding of King Henry II. As a result, Becket became a martyr and the cathedral a place […]

Sandra’s Taste of Britain – June 2014

Sandra’s Taste of Britain – June 2014

“To fill the home with the aroma of cooking, is to fill the home with warmth and love!”                        – (Unknown) I ENJOY featuring quotes before my columns, and hope they are enjoyed by you dear reader. If you have any that you would like to share do please let me know, address at the […]

Sandra’s Taste of Britain – May 2014

Sandra’s Taste of Britain – May 2014

“The gentle art of gastronomy is a friendly one. It hurdles the language barrier, makes friends among civilized people, and warms the heart.” – Samuel Chamberlain ENGLISH POTTED meats, pate and terrines, really have very little difference between them, and they can be made with a variety of ingredients, such as fish…smoked mackerel, sardines, salmon […]

A Lady-Like St George’s Day Celebration

A Lady-Like St George’s Day Celebration

APRIL 23 was a great excuse for the British Friends of Fallbrook and Bonsall, in California, to get together to celebrate St George’s Day and the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth. Eight transplanted Brits gathered for a festive lunch to fly the English flag, watch the Queen’s famous wave (albeit solar-driven), and chat about […]

Shakespeare’s Globe Taking Hamlet To 200 Nations

Shakespeare’s Globe Taking Hamlet To 200 Nations

FOUR CENTURIES after his death, William Shakespeare is probably Britain’s best-known export, his words and characters famous around the world. It’s fitting they were first staged at a playhouse called the Globe. Now the modern-day Shakespeare’s Globe theater in London is setting out to test the Bard’s maxim that “all the world’s a stage” by […]

King Charles III Puts British Monarchy Onstage

King Charles III Puts British Monarchy Onstage

A NEW PLAY about Britain’s future king is getting rave reviews. Once it would have been theatrical treason. King Charles III imagines the current heir, Prince Charles, taking the throne, with catastrophic results. Just a few decades ago, depictions of living British monarchs were banned from the country’s stages. Even in 2014, Mike Bartlett’s drama […]

Chimerica, Book of Mormon win at Oliviers

Chimerica, Book of Mormon win at Oliviers

IRREVERENT musical The Book of Mormon and hit geopolitical drama Chimerica were the big winners this week at Britain’s Olivier stage awards, on a night when London’s small theaters flexed their substantial muscle. The Book of Mormon – which stormed London just as it earlier wowed New York – won four prizes, including best new […]

Sandra’s Taste of Britain – April 2014

Sandra’s Taste of Britain – April 2014

“Coffee in England always tastes like a chemistry experiment” – Agatha Christie PERSONALLY, I HAVE always enjoyed coffee in England, but not so much with American coffee….weird I know. When I get a trip in to the UK I usually come back with several bags of Marks’ and Spencer’s, Kenko or Douwe Egbert coffee in […]

Introduction

The Union Jack has been published monthly since April 1982. Our readership now exceeds 220,000 throughout the USA. We serve a devoted readership comprised primarily of British expatriates, ranging from recent immigrants to war brides who relocated to the States a half-century ago, as well as a growing number of American Anglophiles. All of our readers, whether aged 25 or 75, share a common desire to maintain strong ties to Britain and the British community in America.

Union Jack’s regular advertisers include specialty shops and wholesalers, pubs, restaurants, immigration attorneys, insurance providers, financial services, shipping companies, travel agents and a variety of mail order gift suppliers, all of whom seek the unique and lucrative link Union Jack provides to one of the USA’s largest yet most assimilated ethnic markets. Our advertisers range from small ‘mom and pop’ business to larger businesses.

Circulation and Distribution

The Union Jack is a monthly tabloid newspaper, and is distributed throughout the United States via subscription and a variety of specially targeted distribution locations including British pubs, restaurants, specialty stores, as well as British government offices, consulates and business organizations such as the British American Chamber of Commerce and tourist offices.

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