Food Stories

Stories, memories and anecdotes about food.

May’s mango memories

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 […]

Mum’s cooking – can’t be beaten.

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 […]

Turkey and Turkish delight – Merry Christmas everybody!

Merry Christmas to you all from me and him. The Italian and I hope you all have a smashing Christmas holiday, don’t forget to leave out a mince pie and a glass of sherry for Father Christmas before you go to bed on Christmas Eve. We hope you got your free Countdown to Christmas Lunch […]

Bonfires, fireworks, and jacket potatoes

When I was a kid this was one of the most exciting times of the year. There was my birthday, and the promise of book tokens, Dinky toys and a ten shilling note tucked into a birthday card, at the end of October. Then a week later, on November the fifth, it was Bonfire Night, […]

Winkles, Dixon of Dock Green and Charlton Athletic FC

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 […]