Monthly Archives: May 2013

and he shall gather the lambs with his arm

  Oh such a perfect day.  In an air conditioned Winnebaga somewhere in heaven,  Messrs Miyagawa, Storaro, Willis and Wong Howe have laid down their ambrosia and gone to gawp out of the window.  It seems to be perfect, there … Continue reading

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fai vent …

The sky is blue, without a cloud.  But it is not the summer blue of Matisse or van Gogh, it is hard hard hard, metallic.  This bodes ill, it means a glacial wind which takes no prisoners, which chills mercilessly, … Continue reading

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mrs david

2013 is the centenary of the birth of Elizabeth David.  Her first book, Mediterranean Food, was published in 1950.  During that grim and bleak decade, the little germ of her cooking ideas began to sprout.  In those days Soho was … Continue reading

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my vegetable love should grow

Coronary heart disease kills 25% more Scots than English.  In some parts of the country, the death rate is 85% above the national average for the UK. This morning we got up by four to hunt the roebuck, and in … Continue reading

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