In these austere times I’m sure we all find ourselves leaning away from brands a little bit and towards supermarket own label foods. One thing I’m eating at the moment is ASDA ‘Wheat Bisks’ but seeing the box something struck me: the name doesn’t actually mean anything officially. Look up ‘bisk’ inthe dictionary and all […]
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These are indeed miserable times: redundancies, below-inflation pay rises for yet another year for most of those in work, services deteriorating everywhere, NHS being dismantled, education system being turned into Gove’s own personal brainwashing operation, atrocities in Syria, and everything else. Sometimes it is hard to find anything to be cheerful about, apart from the […]
December 14th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Life
It was xmas lunch day in the canteen at work today. As usual the staff there put a lot of work into the preparation, presentation and cooking, and while our canteen is never going to get any Michelin stars it was a good mealespecially for only a few quid. And yet I was a little […]
July 20th, 2011 · Comments Off · Life
I was feeding the cats this evening when something occurred to me. This is not an attempt at Michael McIntyre-style observational comedy, but a genuine question. Cat food comes in various flavours: beef, duck, lamb, turkey, salmon, chicken, tuna. None of this is part of a cat’s natural diet and the obvious question is why […]
May 26th, 2011 · 3 Comments · Life
The latest bit of churnalism in the Guardian is about Heinz coming almost last in a blind taste test of tomato ketchups.Â Interesting because it undermines two brands simultaneously: Heinz and Malcolm Gladwell.
April 2nd, 2011 · Comments Off · Life
Disaster!Â Our favourite Chinese takeaway says they can’t do the chicken satay the way I like it any more.Â It turns out that nobody else round here likes it.Â Â The one that everyone likes and which every Chinese place in town does is not the right colour, not the right texture and has the wrong […]
January 30th, 2011 · Comments Off · Life
Last night I found out where Metallica got the inspiration for their song Harvester of Sorrow, when we went out for a meal.Â I won’t say where, but if I say it wasn’t called Sorrow, you will probably guess. There were about twelve of us and a few had been working, in one case up […]
December 17th, 2010 · Comments Off · Life
I’d better cancel my plans to do fried gnocchi on xmas day… You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video
July 10th, 2010 · Comments Off · Life
Saturday’s Guardian has a review of the new Wabi restaurant in Horsham’s East Street.Â I don’t think they liked it.Â When the phrase “it reeks of death” appears in the opening paragraph you sense that the rest of the review will not go well.
I think you know when a meal or snack is truly terrible when even the person who made it describes it thus: Imagine Boris Johnson taking an Oompa Loompa up the wrong â€˜un whilst listening to Alan Titchmarsh sings Radiohead. Convert that to a taste and youâ€™re nearly there. Full details at fatuous.co.uk but be […]