Monthly Archives: August 2010

Leeks and Elephants

There was an episode during the recent bout of MasterChef wherein one of the contestants ran a leek under the tap, shook off the excess water and reclined it on his chopping-board. Horrified, I watched him proceed to chop it … Continue reading

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Beauties within the Beasts

At the risk of hurting the feelings of the fruit and vegetables concerned – there are those whose appearances are so odd, undistinguished or just plain ugly that they are frequently overlooked. Shoppers’ fingers reach instead for slender glossy zucchini, … Continue reading

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Defending the Industry

Since May last year, restaurants and cafes around the country have been subjected to new legislation.The period of grace best owed to them was lifted recently, leaving many restaurateurs muttering darkly. Essentially the change requires venues to print a separate … Continue reading

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My New Project

The situation had become out of control. Food magazines going back decades had not only taken over an entire bookcase – real literature rel- egated to a smaller one where the books bulged uncomfortably together – but were teetering in … Continue reading

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Lentilicious

Becoming definite in one’s views is just one of the mixed blessings that come with age. Self-assurance is a lovely thing unless – or until – it tips over into inflexibility and obduracy. And there I was convinced I knew … Continue reading

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