Musings on British Food

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

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Ramsay’s Restaurant Deserves the ‘F’ word — Fabulous!

Don't go to Pétrus in London because it's a Gordon Ramsay restaurant... go despite the fact that it's a Gordon Ramsay restaurant! You'll be rewarded by a memorable meal, worthy of its Michelin star. (And I don't often say that...) My meal yesterday (7 'official' courses, plus an amuse bouche and a post-dessert treat) was one … Continue reading Ramsay’s Restaurant Deserves the ‘F’ word — Fabulous!

Spicy Tales from London’s Kew Gardens

Vanilla shouldn’t exist. Given its complicated sex life, it really isn’t able to reproduce on its own. And given how random the procedure is to artificially fertilize the species, man shouldn’t have been able to figure out how to help it grow in the quantities required for its current level of commercial use. I learned … Continue reading Spicy Tales from London’s Kew Gardens