Ice cream of the gods

You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy ice cream. Continue reading


Sussex Pond Pudding

Not much comes out of a Sussex pond that is edible, except carp, described by Izaak Walton in The Compleat Angler as “A stately, a good, and a very subtle fish.” Then there is the lemon, which on occasion emerges from a certain sumptuous pudding. Continue reading

Dessert Island Dishes (4) – Voluptuous Bread and Butter Pudding

“In moments of considerable strain, I tend to take to bread-and-butter pudding. There is something about the blandness of soggy bread, the crispness of the golden outer crust and the unadulterated pleasure of a lightly set custard that makes the world seem a better place to live,” opined Sir Clement Freud, English broadcaster, writer, politician, raconteur, wit, and chef. Continue reading