Monthly Archives: December 2008

Festive recipe tip # 2

As far as I can tell, from the ‘public response’ : disregard Recipe tip # 1. Here instead is a picture of this blog’s favourite Old Rascal, who will always ‘dis’ both myself, as well as and my culinary and … Continue reading

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Festive recipe tip # 1

I was told yesterday that the vouge-ish thing to do is to lightly par-boil sprouts, then connect one with a skewer to a slice of black pudding, batter the coupling, and deep fry. I imagine you could serve with HP … Continue reading

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What the hell do geese eat?

Title of a Xmas bestseller? Not for me, but maybe for someone, next year – just had friends round for dinner : you get about 4 pints of fat off a roasting goose – what do they eat?

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‘Stoke are very repetitive’

Commentator on BBC 5 Live. Well spotted mate. Some fans go, ‘Ooh blah blah Pulis is ace he got us promoted.’ I go, ‘Yes, and for every good day you have to sit through hours of gormless, predictable, quotidian lumping.’ … Continue reading

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More Sean Scully

Q: At what point does something become beautiful? Does it only occur when “true art” emerges or is it simply an effect of creation, the process of creation? Scully: I think it is very difficult to decide, to quantify what … Continue reading

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Whenever I take too much drink I have a Raymond Chandler quote come through the door holding a gun

Agent’s party last night followed by dinner : white wine, champagne, red wine, cognac. I was trying to remember this Chandler quote but my hangover wouldn’t let me so I just looked it up: Alcohol is like love. The first … Continue reading

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Ollie at Winterton-on-Sea

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