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Monthly Archives: December 2010
This Christmas was a year for new traditions chez Shared Table. Not in our home town, in a beautiful borrowed house, with some absent and some new family, this Christmas marked a transition in what we eat to celebrate the … Continue reading
This is such a neat idea – underground restaurants run in your front room. Check out The English Can Cook.
Zoe at Progressive Dinner Party kindly let me contribute to her awesome blog and thus became the pusher of my gateway drug. Obvs I’m now a crack addict for blogging. On ProgDin I wrote about avoiding tourist traps in London, … Continue reading
Previously I started the “Stuff I like” page to record interesting articles and favourite sites, but I don’t think that format’s working very well. So, I’ve decided to incorporate these bon mots and random references into the main body of … Continue reading
The Turks have a number of unusual and curious national drinks. There’s boza, a slightly alcoholic fermented millet drink; yes that certainly sounds just the thing to scull on a Saturday night out on the turps. There’s also salgam, turnip … Continue reading
Turkish coffee brings to mind such a headily evocative image: two mouthfuls of sweet caffeine and inch-thick sludge at the bottom of a tiny cup. But it’s cay, tea, that’s far and away Turkey’s national drink and no less poetically … Continue reading
One of the interesting things about travelling is discovering the huge variation in breakfast cultures. To exaggerate just a bit, while dinner around the world tends to be some combination of savoury carbohydrates and proteins, breakfast is really culturally specific. … Continue reading