Cooking and Storytelling

Jay Rayner has recently been recommending cookbooks. I like Jay Rayner's columns. Obviously, I’m not alone. Hesitate too long to buy his book recommendations and the price rises from pennies to hundreds of pounds. Indecision meant I missed out on the...

Photo Journal: Tomatoes

The leaves have fallen off the trees; Britain (and Korea) are now in the deep midwinter; our tomato plants are long gone. Tomatoes, however, are probably grown around the year in Chile, if you consider what Neruda said:

In December,
unabat...

Five Cheeses Redux

After years of struggling to buy cheese in Asia, I’m still amazed by the variety available in Britain. My need for cheese and my lack of knowledge about it are being addressed by my cheese subscription box from Pong Cheese. The second of the three I...

Five Loaves and Five Cheeses

In the parable of five loaves and two fishes, Jesus feeds five thousand people. We only have four people in our house, but we managed to use five loaves from a Betty’s bread box and five cheeses from a Pong subscription box to make nine meals (or...

Too Many Cooks in the Garden

Mary Mary quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells and cockle shells,
And pretty maids all in a row.

When you think about it quite a few nursery rhymes have outdoor or garden themes: Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush, Ring...