Tag Archives: London

Preparing Edible Garbage and How to Cook Shoes

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC “Crazy Shoe Stew” from Cool Songs Collection & Times Table Fun by William Avery. Released: 2007   No doubt, we’ve all had a meal that we found distasteful, inedible and would have just as soon … Continue reading

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“I Say, Old Chap – Do Not Huckle-my-Buff and Kindly Stop Playing with your Chappit Tatties!”

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Rule Britannia” from Elgar Variations by Brass Band Willebroek & Raf Van Looveren. Released: 2007 This might be considered a sequel to “Stargazey Pies and Stinking Bishops– Oh, Those Wonderful Brits!“, which I … Continue reading

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Good Kitchen Advice from Vintage Cookbooks

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “How to Cook” from My Monster Friend by Jason Goodman. In my cookbook collection, I have a number of “vintage” cookbooks. Although in the advanced year of 2015, we tend to think of ourselves … Continue reading

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Stargazey Pies and Stinking Bishops– Oh, Those Wonderful Brits!

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Rule Britannia” from Elgar Variations by Brass Band Willebroek & Raf Van Looveren. Released: 2007 For many years, while I was growing up in Toronto, my sister and I had a regular babysitter, … Continue reading

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A Vintage Cookbookery Mystery – The Tortuous Tale of the Trek from the Tainted Tins

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Sinfonia Antarctica” from Sinfonia Antarctica by Vaughan Williams These days, we tend to take for granted that the canned goods we buy at the supermarket are, more or less, safe. Of course, we … Continue reading

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The Florid Prose of Food

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Food Glorious Food” from On Top Of Spaghetti by Juice Music. Released: 2008. I recently stumbled across a brief article about a dinner for the British children’s charity, “Ark”, held in June, 2011. … Continue reading

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What would you pay for Christmas Dinner – $51,056.44 or $4.99?

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Ate Too Much For Christmas” from Christmas In Australia by The Sunny Cowgirls. Released: 2008. In our contemporary world of extremes, it’s easy to find the ridiculous to the sublime and food is … Continue reading

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The 30,000 Calorie Christmas Dinner, for One

Whatever you celebrate at this time of year, food is sure to be at the center of it. Just for fun, I found some interesting food trivia suited for a holiday post: The 30,000 Calorie Christmas Dinner (for one) In … Continue reading

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What’s Your Gastronomic Age?

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY Music – “I Like What I Eat” from Songs To Strike A Chord by Jon Barker. A wonderful book by Annette Hope, “Londoners’ Larder’, traces “English Cuisine from Chaucer to the Present”, published in 2005. Tracing … Continue reading

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So, Who was Marcel Boulestin?

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY Music – “Quel Fromage #1” from Club De Paris – Traditional French Cafe Music by Café Chill Lounge Club. I am an inveterate fan of cooking shows and have been as long as I can remember … Continue reading

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