Category Archives: Food and drink

First Brexit, Then Trump, and Now This…

…Patak’s have stopped importing their pickles to the Netherlands! This is an absolute f***ing disaster! No more Hot Lime Pickle or Brinjal Pickle? My Indian cooking will not be the same. What are we to do?

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The Egg Master

I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry at Rhik Samadder’s review of the Egg Master So I did both. The comments are worth reading as well. A&E units – you have been warned…

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Feed the Birds…

We’ve got a large cherry tree in our front garden. Every year it gives a wonderful display of cherry blossom, followed by a large crop of cherries. Unfortunately, as soon as they are ripe, an equally large flock of starlings … Continue reading

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RIP, Clarissa

Clarissa Dickson Wright has died. The phrases: “larger than life” and “a true British eccentric” fitted her like gloves. It was almost 20 years ago that she, together with Jennifer Paterson (also, alas, dead) roared onto British TV with an … Continue reading

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Mellow Fruitfulness

At the moment, we’re seeing Keats’s poem “To Autumn” come to life all around us. We’re harvesting our fruit trees and shrubs. This year we have a bumper crop of plums, pears, elderberries and blackberries, backed up by a reasonable … Continue reading

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Potential Food

I’ve always had a barrier about eating insects. Sea crustaceans, no problem; but insects in general? Well no, thank you. So cricket broth, or wax moth larvae mousse are not exactly what I’ll be sitting down for. Unfortunately, it’s probably … Continue reading

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Culinary Meme

Courtesy of Nicholas Whyte, here’s a list of kitchen gadgets. Bold the ones you have and use at least once a year, italicize the ones you have and don’t use, strike through the ones you have had but got rid … Continue reading

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