Monthly Archives: December 2012

For the price of a stamp

One of my jobs every Christmas, inherited from my dad, is to take a big lump of Blu-Tack and spend several hours sticking a hundred or so Christmas cards to the wooden beams in the drawing room. I know most … Continue reading

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A pint pot of short-term cheer

Last night I met my old mate Jon for a couple too many pints at the Real Ale Taproom. In case you haven’t heard about it, it’s a pop-up bar in one of the empty units on Islington’s Upper Street … Continue reading

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Jamon iberico y manchego

I love the global era in which we live, though its benefits can sometimes be drawbacks too. While it is rather fine that less than 24 hours can elapse between drifting through a Spanish flea market and turning on my computer in an … Continue reading

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Mr Whippy

This morning, as I sat sleepily in the cold kitchen sipping on bitter Nespresso, a news story came on the radio about this ice cream van mafia attack. My maternal granny had an ice cream van for a while. It … Continue reading

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Festive fire cooking

The latest edition of Scouting magazine came out this week, including of course my latest cookstrip. The recipe hails once more from Derek Wright’s test kitchen. Benjamin Zephaniah would not approve.

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