Bream and Coleslaw - Ashburton Cookery School - Foundation Week

Ashburton Cookery School Day 5

It’s the final day of my week-long Foundation Course in cookery at the Ashburton Cookery School. Today we’re back with chef Alan. …

Chocolate Pecan Tart - Ashburton Cookery School - Foundation Week

Ashburton Cookery School Day 3

Day 3 of the Foundation 5-day course at the Ashburton Cookery School and things just got serious. Today we have Ross, an …

The Counties of England Card Game - Wells

The Wells of Wells

I knew Wells was England’s smallest city on the basis that a city has to have a cathedral rather than anyone actually …

Celery and Macaroni

Celery and Macaroni

In 2015 I’m going to be living in the mid 20th Century, guided by several classic cookbooks. One is Patsy’s Reflections from …

The Wide World Magazine - December 1955

Man and His Needs

“In matters of fashion it is the ladies and not men who are slavish conformers.” Man and His Needs; What a wonderful …

Earl Grey and Lemon Jelly with Whipped ream and Pecans

Twenty Ways With a Packet of Jelly #1

I recently bought a copy of Elizabeth Craig‘s excellent book Simple Cooking. Its contrasting dust jacket is reassuringly bold: “Keeping down the …

Around the World in 80 Days - illustration by Tom Gill

Around the World in 80 Days

So tell me what you know about Around the World in 80 Days. Would you say Michael Palin? Philias Fogg? Ridiculous flavours …

Caption Competition #4

I’m just settling down to read a copy of Blighty from 14 June 1958 and there’s a great cartoon just begging for …

Caption Competition -Night Wear

Caption Competition #3

I’m just settling down to read a copy of Blighty from 14 June 1958 and there’s a great cartoon just begging for …