Anybody that knows me will know that I have a bit of a thing for pithy sayings that condense big ideas into small sentences. When I went for the interview for my current job, I was interviewed by the managing partner and one of the colleagues with whom I still share an office. At […]
We’re funny creatures, human beings. We eat our sleekly packaged organic granola for breakfast; we spend our days at our computers talking on the Interwebs to invisible folks on the other side of the world; we fill our free time with all sorts of self-actualising activities like yoga or going to classical concerts. We imagine […]
There are some food-related questions that are always really easy to answer – things like “wine or beer?” (wine); “plain or salted?” (salted); with or “without whipped cream?” (with!); or “chocolate or vanilla?” (chocolate, always chocolate!). But then there are a couple of foodie questions that I am regularly asked that make my throat close up and my palms become sweaty. Questions for which people somehow expect me to have a ready, rehearsed answer. Questions that make everyone in the room turn to me expectantly, awaiting an answer upon which I suspect my credibility as a food blogger depends.
Wouldn’t it be good if life could always be as simple as it is on holiday? No panic about switching off the alarm and going back to sleep for an hour. No having to make sandwiches for lunch in the morning while you are still half asleep. No energy-sapping commute with miserable fellow-commuters. No worrying about […]
Well, I’m back! And here’s a brief scorecard as a teaser for a longer post on our glorious skiing holiday: Planes missed – none Bags lost by airline – one (not mine – phew! And they did later find it.) Evenings spent sipping champagne in the hot tub – 6 Ski school classes completed – […]
I always wonder how some dishes got their names – particularly names that ascribe a certain national heritage to a dish, but which dish you won’t find on a single menu in its alleged coutry of origin. I have a recipe which I got from a friend in high school or shortly afterwards, and which my […]