Some random thoughts on food and groceries in Britain, compared to San Francisco. I'll add more as I come across them. One of the things that has shocked me most about buying groceries in England is the realization of how many preservatives must be in American food. At home, I can buy a loaf of white … Continue reading Musings on British Food
“It all started with Stilton cheese…” Thus did Stephen Hallam of Dickinson & Morris Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe begin the tale of how the famous Melton Mowbray pork pie came to be. According to tradition, in 1730 a local farm woman was making a savoury blue cheese that came to the attention of the … Continue reading Mmmm, pie…..
Here is my updated list of why England is still a civilized country: Common courtesy is still, well, common. On the tube or a bus, more often than not I'm offered a seat if I'm standing. I've seen both tube and bus drivers hold up their departure until someone coming down the stairs or along … Continue reading Why England is still a civilized country