They say that our sense of smell brings back the strongest memories. And that food smells can be a link back to our childhood. I only have to smell coffee beans roasting and, wham, I’m straight back in my pushchair with my mum wheeling me past the coffee shop on Golders Green Road where they [...]
Stories, memories and anecdotes about food.
There have been times in my life when dinner was freshly-caught seafood eaten whilst watching the sun go down over the Caribbean. I’ve shared hot chilli-studded naan breads bought on railway platforms with fellow travellers on crowded Indian trains. I’ve had an exquisite truffle omelette cooked for me in an Italian village. And I’ve pondered [...]
Julia, who lives near the seaside in Brighton, has sent us a story about something she used to have for tea on Saturdays when she was a child, something that people just don’t eat anymore – winkles. During the summer, I went to the seaside on the Suffolk coast one Sunday afternoon. It wasn’t a [...]