When I got the message on 30 June that Barbara Harris, wife, mother, cook food blogger and human being extraordinaire had passed away the day before, I was struck with a pang of deep sorrow. Sorrow because death is so very, very final; because I would never get to meet her in person; and […]
Pop quiz, ladies and gentlemen: Who can tell me what the following list of items have in common: Xiri, Catawba, Manx, Coeur d’Alene, Gamilaraay, Chamacoco, Faetar, and Occitan? If you said they were the names of all Brangelina’s children in order of age, you’d be… pretty amusing but… WRONG. But if you said that they are all endangered languages you’d be 100% correct.
In September 2006, Barbara Harris of Winos and Foodies was challenged to complete a meme detailing “5 things to eat before you die”. The last on her list was the following: “My 87th Birthday Cake - I used to say I wanted to live until I’m 100 but I’ll settle for 87.” This was particularly […]
So – who can tell me what a Trojan horse is? This is one of those questions that shows your age, I’m afraid. If you are of a certain age (ahem!) you will tell me about how the Greeks besieged the city of Troy but despite their efforts, nothing seemed to be able to break […]
Overheard at the recent Plate to Page workshop in Weimar: Jamie: “What do eating and sex have in common? They are two of the only human activities that engage all five of the senses: touch, taste, sight, smell and hearing.” Jeanne: “And the advantage that eating has over sex is that you don’t get […]
STOP PRESS! Want to have a quick pre-release sneak peek at the May 2011 Wikio Gastronomy blog rankings? Click here and spot the familiar name at no. 6 It is a truth universally acknowledged that everybody loves a tart. It doesn’t matter if it is a sweet tart, or a hot and spicy tart – […]
Travel: I love how it broadens the mind (and the derriere, if you eat as much when travelling as I do!). Living in one country you always seem to think that its problems are totally unique; that its traditions are novel, and its way of doing things correct. It’s only when you travel abroad that you begin […]