What's the theory behind "compressed fruit and veg?" OK so it's a rhetorical question. I know the theory, I just think it's food is fashion crap to be honest. It currently seems anything animal, vegetable or mineral with a high water content is better off 'compressed' than in it's normal, gorgeous state. In case you … Continue reading A Short Post – Compressed as it were
I'm writing this hot....and hot under the collar, from a trip out to see if MY perceptions of how I envisage the portrayal of Italian food in Britain and the wider world is correct. As I looked back at the four articles I'd written over the last few weeks, I found myself thinking: "Am … Continue reading Italian Food Myth No.4 – It’s Not A Myth
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?