I am so cheap

A couple days ago, someone suggested that I get out over the bank holiday weekend to a local restaurant. Calm down – they weren’t inviting me out or hinting at an invitation. They suggested I get a nice steak. I said, “No way. The restaurant would charge me about £20 for the same meal I … Read more

Found it after 50 years!

This is no joke. I’ve been looking for a particular brand and taste of chocolate milk for 50 years. And now I’ve found it. When I was a young child I used to enjoy it cold, in cans labelled C-CMEL. After searching intermittently for years, I could not find it anywhere on the net. So … Read more

How to spit on food

How strange and how nasty – some may have thought. Why would anybody want to do that? How revolting – right? Of course when you think of spitting, large hunks of spit being hurled comes to mind – and spitting on anyone even by accidentally sputtering on them whilst talking is far from nice. Most … Read more

Good dish

This has meat in it. But it could be made without. That’s rice noodles amongst, Shitake mushrooms, sliced celery, fried onions, sliced cabbage. Yes it’s something Chinese but I don’t know what they call it. Not important to me, anyway. For those who need to find a name, full marks to you for finding it … Read more

Oysters–a new experience

Probably two to three years ago I had finally gotten out of my zone of comfort about eating oysters. No – you don’t eat the shell. When I was in Brighton I recall, I had tried one or two.  They had a ‘different’ sort of metallic taste. I wasn’t put off by that. As time … Read more

Burger & Lobster

The Cap has interrupted his busy schedule to give his seal of approval to Burger & Lobster!   The pictures speak a millions words but I have to add a few. The Cap visited B & L in Farringdon on 26th March 2013, for the first time. He had the regular Lobster meal for £20. … Read more

Macaroni and cheese

No – this ain’t a recipe for it. This is about the service surrounding it. It’s a long one. I’ve taken several weeks drafting this (working on average a few minutes each week). It is such a difficult story that I could not put it down all at once. I really had to do it … Read more