Monthly Archives: May 2010

dinner at the wolseley

I love The Wolseley. It is hard to write anything new. I very much liked The Ivy and The Caprice, but not in the same way. The minute you go through the door in Piccadilly you feel cared for and … Continue reading

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no thank you – I’d rather eat my own head

Why not dine at Langan’s Brasserie? Just about to go back to France. P and O Ferries have sent me a personal email, though we have never met. These disconcerting notes often come from Johnnie Boden, in the guise of … Continue reading

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problems with peristroika

London is sweltering in tropical heat. We have few visitors at the hospice, I think people snatch whatever sun and heat they can in our climate. Pink and sticky behind the counter I contemplate the glowing confectionery, also pink and … Continue reading

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food for the journey

On Sundays, when I am in England, I work in a hospice. The new social centre, for residents and their friends and families is set in a beautiful garden and filled with light. Yesterday children were running round, someone was … Continue reading

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things to do with a bunch of chard

How wonderful is all the chard (blette) at the moment, with the most common white stems, but also with bright yellow and red veins. Slightly charded out, and not everyone shares my passion for brassicas, so have made up a … Continue reading

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taming the mursan

The charcuterie wagon comes to the village every Friday, and my neighbour was keen that we try the mursan. It sounds like a small furry animal, bustling in the undergrowth of the hills round here, but it transpires it’s a … Continue reading

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