‘Waffle on’ – I’m told I do a lot of it, in a constructive way may I add. In my search of Great British food I met Bettina and Eddie at Waffle On. Delicious German Waffles made to order in Maltby Street Market.
My next stop in the World in One City brings me to a party in Peckham. It was a few weeks back and a Saturday night – there is never any time off for a food writer. When people find out what I do for work they always ask me what I think of such and such a contestant on the latest food TV show. I will let you into a little secret, watching food TV is not what I call entertainment, I live food in my work and writing for 12 hours a day, every day and would rather relax with a good documentary in the evening. Back to the party and I meet this lady called Marjo with pink and purple hair who tells me she is from The Netherlands. As we chat and she finds out what I do for a living she tells me that I absolutely must try her Dutch Apple Cake.
The only marathon I have ever completed was the peanut sort before the name was changed to snickers. I thought I was the king of ensuring an AGA popped up in odd places. Meet, Pete Digby. He’s running the London Marathon this year, and you guess it, he’s pulling an AGA, all 250Kg of it for the 26.4 miles. Last week I met Pete at a press reception at Divertimenti.
In a previous blog I wrote about how the Industrial Revolution all started with a cooking pot. Made in the same foundry that the Industrial Revolution started in, AGA are still making cooking pots and have a new colour to the collection – Berry.
Delicious, nutritious and used in many fantastic Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, African and Indian dishes, British-grown dried beans and peas are very high in protein and fibre, low in sodium, and have a low glycemic index. They are the perfect choice for customers looking for a British alternative to imported pulshes, meat or dairy proteins.
I’m having a double whammy of Cuba today. Not only am I finding out what Cuban food is I have to scoot off later and drive my best mate to Heathrow as he is off to Cuba for the Easter holidays. It’s April and it’s snowing in London, Cuba today is 33C with clear skies (never mind the 2 day stop said mate is having to South Beach on the way there). I find myself in Camden.