Monthly Archives: November 2013

I refer…

To my earlier post. http://hosemasterofwine.blogspot.fr/2013/11/dr-conti-pleads-insanity.html I particularly like the bit about the the status twerkers. Stand on your rooftop and shout, “See you next Tuesday!” And then add an “s”. Insane, definitely not.  A fool, only time will tell. But … Continue reading

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My new mate Bertie…

God, I can be so dammned reactionary sometimes. I hated it when those beautiful white Fairy Liquid bottles with their green print and red caps were switched for a more modern, cleaner clear bottle. And I just hate it when … Continue reading

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A la recherche du temps perdu…

In better times, or perhaps I should really put in other times, I would have bi-annual work trips to Verona and in the Autumn to Tuscany. In all honesty, the latter was more like an excuse to bunk off with … Continue reading

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The Spice Train starts here…

The last cookbook that really inspired me was the River Cafe cookbook. That blue book put a premium on fresh, quality ingredients. These were expensive, yes, but they also repaid their expense in flavour and depth. That book was a … Continue reading

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About last night…

In my more naive years (the best of which are yet to come) I needed to be reminded (heavily and often) of the merits of Bordeaux by my ex-boss (and now sometime secret guru) Mark Bedini, head of Fine & … Continue reading

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