Entries Tagged as 'Food'

I’ve Invented a Cocktail!

So, as everyone knows, there’s the Whiskey Mac: 1 part blended Scotch 1 part green ginger wine And then there’s the Ginger Mac: 1 part Scotch 1 part King’s Ginger Liqueur But now I’ve invented this: 1 part King’s Ginger Liqueur 1 part Gin I’m calling it… The Ginger Jack!* * No research has been […]

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Thankful for PIE

And other things, but why itemize them here. So this year I’ve four pies, and I thought I would itemize those: 1. Pecan Pie, from the Fanny Farmer Cookbook. I’ve replaced the corn syrup with brown rice syrup, and a tablespoon of black treacle for colour. Don’t tell anyone. 2. Brit + Co: The Ultimate […]

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Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCCVI

I got this via RC2‘s Twitter feed, and it is… superb. Just Put the F*cking Turkey in the Oven Best line. “You don’t need to baste it. Go for a walk.” <break; turns the camera back on for an afterthought> “I said go for a walk. You need to make sure your oven is on.” […]

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Protesting Starbucks: The Celebrity Chef Edition

So I listened to Jamie Oliver’s appearance on BBC’s Woman’s Hour last week, which is about 22 minutes long, it’s the first segment, and it’s very interesting, especially this bit towards the end: JO: This recession is NOT going like everyone says, I can tell you that. Jane Garvey: What do you base that on? […]

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Meanwhile, In Yorkshire

If you’re in a bad mood, look at this man with his onion: Here’s the story: Digital Spy – The world’s heaviest onion – picture Peter Glazebrook’s prize-winning onion weighed in at 18lb 1oz, beating his previous record of 17lb 5oz set last year at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show. … Glazebrook took a total […]

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My Saint Patrick’s Day

Well, I made Irish Soda Bread, so that was a thing. But I had a smoothie for lunch, and made an English-ish lamb recipe for dinner. With an apple cider sauce (not Guinness). And bought (and then sampled) a new bottle of sherry, this time with a royal warrant for the King of Spain (in […]

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Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCLXXXVII

Carlton Draught – Beer Chase

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As Any Kitchen Pr0n Addict Would Know

I know this kitchen. I know it intimately, if a little virtually. It’s Jamie Oliver’s. Or else Jamie Oliver’s been pretending big time: Liberty London Girl – Behind the Scenes on the Sainsbury’s LLG Recipe Shoot for the May Issue Because we were shooting in a private home… She says, as if it hasn’t already […]

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Books, Booze, and a Photographic Memory

A tempting quotation from Hitchens, on how we might perhaps improve our writing skills: Many great writers did some of their finest work when blotto, smashed, polluted, shitfaced, squiffy, whiffled and three sheets to the wind.’ Unfortunately, a better idea would be to read more novels, biographies, poetry, criticism, and history, then have a photographic […]

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Cuz You Know This Is a Guaranteed Sale

I have no need for Cinnamon Sugar Spiced Pecans, but: “Mashuga Nuts” A few lines from the packaging: “A nut your mother will love” “The chosen pecan” “Oy… Ingredients so good we had to pay retail!” “Delivered by Schlemiels on Wheels” (I love that my phone knew to autocomplete Schlemiel) “Novato, CA 94949 What… You […]

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Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCLXXVII

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. Nando’s: Last dictator standing

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Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCLXXV

RC2 is making me laugh: Wheat & Weeds – At Random Come for the Neiman Marcus joke. Stay for the exercise punch line.

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Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCLXVI

I actually saw this yesterday but I’ve woken up with random bits of it stuck in my head, making me laugh: Whole Foods Parking Lot

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Vintage Puds!

This has been described in my Twitter as a blog about “old-fashioned WI cakes”: THE VINTAGE CAKE SPOT PS: I’m still going through the dozens of Twitter items I set aside from the weekend and the hundreds of unread items in the “Read First” (hah!) folder of my Google Reader. Baby steps!

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I Read This; I Become HUNGRY

Cream tea wars: Does British food need protecting? Cornish pasties! Cumberland sausages! Clotted cream on scones with tea, oh my!

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