Tag Archives: food

A video of the re-opened Borough Market

Borough Market has long been one of my favourite parts of London and so aside from the more obvious issues following the recent attack there and the adjoining London Bridge, I have been waiting to get back inside both for … Continue reading

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Ye Olde Fighting Cock – The Oldest Pub in Britain?

This time last week I was giving a lovely guided tour to a charming couple to the old Roman city of St Albans which as it happens is just 5 miles from my house and an hour out of central … Continue reading

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One ha’penny, two ha’penny, hot cross buns!

Hot Cross Buns are one of those delicious treats that you can have at Easter.  Until just a few years ago, they could only be found within a week or two of Easter but these days hundreds of millions are … Continue reading

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Olio – The Food Recycling App #zerofoodwaste

Every now and then the internet actually comes up with something undeniably good and helpful, maybe something that would actually be impossible before the 1990’s rather than just being another channel for selling you junk that you don’t need. I … Continue reading

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Vegetable Shortage Crisis Tip Of The Iceberg

This week, much of the country has been focused on the shock of a vegetable shortage with rationing having been introduced back to Britain for the first time since the 1950’s.   In news that will send children across much … Continue reading

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The Great Scone Debate – How to say it, how to eat it!

Never let it be said that I don’t tackle even the toughest subjects on my blog.  Tpday it’s one of those questions that have divided people through the ages, even more so than Brexit, Turmp Vs Clinton or brown sauce … Continue reading

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Royal Feasts through the ages

Yesterday I had the good fortune of being allowed inside the banquet house of King William III at Hampton Court.  A building big enough to house many of the hoi-polloi but a mere dot on the huge expanse which is Hampton … Continue reading

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