Category Archives: Food

Pie of Peace: a non-recipe

This is the (slightly edited) ‘letter’ I sent to a friend in Australia today. A long-time fan and follower of my Pie Season works, he’s been after something he refers to ‘a recipe’ for some time. Here’s what I sent in … Continue reading

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Pie Season’s Mid-Season Review

I’ve just flushed last Friday’s gravy down the toilet. Not that it wasn’t delicious, I just left it out too long – and not that it was gravy-gravy, more the sieved-off sauce from the Guinness and steak in the slow-cooker. … Continue reading

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Pie Season is Open

… so it is. No firm fixed place on the calendar, just a feeling in the air that it’s right about now and will last, tradition has it, until some point in February maybe. Past years – this is Pie … Continue reading

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Coffee, Sausage, Beer

… or The Nom-Nom Reader der Zweite. Have just finished reading Stasiland, by Anna Funder – astonishing stories of long, dull nightmares whose closeness and recency deny the typical misted horizons of history; interviews with haunted lives, bruised souls. Is … Continue reading

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The Nom-Nom Reader

I’m not any type of foodie. My relationship with food was baked-in at an early age, and is themed upon inherited rationing fears, of impending scarcity and the need to bulk: which doubtless goes back further than the forties and … Continue reading

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