Monthly Archives: April 2013

large and white, clean and bright

The elusive quality it is, which causes the thought of whiteness, when divorced from more kindly associations and coupled with any object terrible in itself, to heighten that terror to the furthest bounds.  Witness the white bear of the poles, … Continue reading

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    The lemon, the fruit of citrus medica, only reached the Mediterranean from northern India towards the end of the 1st century AD.  Thus the fruit which can reasonably be regarded as the most important for European cookery was … Continue reading

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SAD no more

A shame-faced escape from England – it seems wrong to abandon ship when the whole country is squashed beneath a huge glacial succubus which shows no sign of budging.  Conversations about the weather, the cliched lubrication of our islands’ discourse, … Continue reading

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