Before I start my weekly rant, I'd like to dedicate this article to a true gentleman, sadly no longer with us, and his family who have, in contrast to some of the moans I write about on this blog, shown myself and Lemmy TRUE Italian hospitality and food every time we visit their wonderful pub … Continue reading Italian Food Myths 3: “Spag Bol” and Lasagne..or “S** Off Sainsbury’s!”
Thanks to Jane at kouzinacooking for raising other things we do round coffee which I think need addressing. Chocolate sprinkles - PLEASE? I can only say American Temperature - we have a thing here about scalding coffee. A cappucccino or a cafe latte for that matter ( btw ask for a latte in Italy and … Continue reading Italian Food Myths 2 and a half: Another Cappuccino Sir?
My doctor wants me to cut this series short. He's just read this post and says he's worried if I keep getting irate I might GET a throm. I hit him. Why do we have to follow our American castoffs and want to procure everything ourselves. "Can I GET a pint of bitter?" they used … Continue reading Italian food myth no. 2 – No, You can’t GET Two CAPPUCCINOS
I was a little unsure where to start this series. "At the beginning is usually best" I hear you yell. Ma non! What I mean is, where IS the beginning of the meal? To the English/American lover/violater of Italian food it would be bread....and oil....and vinegar. To an Italian it would be conversation with the … Continue reading Italian Food Myth No. 1: “Dip Thi Bread”, as we say in Yorkshire…but not in Oil and Vinegar. Please.
Before I launch into this little series (actually thinking about our propensity for bastardizing Italian food it could be a big series), a thank you to Jane @kouzinacooking for allowing me to pinch her idea from Greek Food Myths. I want to nail my colours to the mast before we start. I'm not a food snob, … Continue reading Italian Food Myths – A Prelude
When I first started to enjoy Indian food, back when Methuselah was a lad it seems now, I was a post beer, Saturday night curry house visitor (I won't say where for reasons that'll become obvious in a bit) and my weapon of choice was usually a Tandoori Mixed Grill, that staple beloved of the old … Continue reading Call that a BBQ?…..Nah, THIS!!! is a BBQ
Was it Kris Kristofferson who wrote in Me and Bobby McGee - “I'd trade all my tomorrows for one single yesterday.” ? Well, I wouldn't go quite that far but a bit of healthy nostalgia is fine as far as I'm concerned. So it was with a mix of anticipation and nostalgia that Lemmy and … Continue reading Is Nostalgia As Bad As Some Would Have Us Believe?
I've just paid an all too rare visit to the pictures. I don't go much these days as I get no pleasure out of someone arriving 10 minutes after the film starts clutching so much food and drink they're bound to drop some (they do....invariably on me). Then plonking themselves down, again always it seems, … Continue reading I Scream, You Scream, Everybody Ice Cream
After lots of tweets stating the title of this post from the head chef, the Lawful Blanket and I decided to give it a try. The place in question is The Rutland Arms on Brown Street in Sheffield centre. Once the gaff of Trevor Wraith of Kelham Island Tavern fame then the sort of brewery … Continue reading Good Things ARE happening!
I've just been to London again. The pubs? Just as good. The beer? For me, not great. Before anyone leaps to the old war cry of “southern hard water”, I can’t believe that it’s that. London, as with the whole of the UK has many fine cask ales from all over the country, using local … Continue reading “Turn Again Whittington” – “No Thanks Beer’s Better up North!”