Mmmm, pie…..

“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…..

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Eat & Drink Festival, London, April 2017

Except for my jet lag, I would have sworn I was at a food festival in San Francisco: • Food carts selling burgers, fried chicken and Mexican food – check • Chefs with cheeky t-shirts and tattoos – check • Street busker (badly) crooning Frank Sinatra songs – wha...??? This last is explained by the fact … Continue reading Eat & Drink Festival, London, April 2017

“People suck, food doesn’t”

It’s a point of view I can relate to, as expressed by the lead character in “Seared”, a play about people and food in its last few days at the SF Playhouse. For someone who is food-obsessed, the play is fun on a couple of different levels – for one, the characters care about food … Continue reading “People suck, food doesn’t”