Category Archives: Prosciutto

Who called the cook a c…t?.. Who called the c…t a cook?…..

Apparently mackerel skies can herald an approaching depression in the same way that the look in my wife’s eyes heralds her approaching depression at the sight of a bag of charcoal in my hand. With our fridge ┬ápacked with mackerel, … Continue reading

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The tomatoes are very nice, sir, if you like them…..

Frazzled brains and frazzled eggs. I dimly remember this advice being offered to me by the genial proprietor of the “greasy spoon”, in deepest Covent Garden, circa 1980, as I stared blankly through eyes weakened by drink and drugs at … Continue reading

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Would Joan of Arc have chosen the quiche or the stake?

The word “quiche” is a member of that exclusive band of locutions, such as “gorgeous” and “toilet”, that I do my utmost never to employ. Defined as “a rich unsweetened custard pie…”, the quiche has little to live up to, … Continue reading

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