Saturday, April 21, 2012
The love we thought would never stop
now cools like a congealing chop.
The kisses that were hot as curry
are bird-pecks taken in a hurry.
Gavin Ewart, “Ending
Tuesday, February 21, 2012

"Personally, I like mutton best and chicken least."

Anthony Powell’s mutton curry recipe. Do not try this at home: “a relative of Powell’s had told [Patrick] French [it] was “absolutely disgusting, but we had to pretend we liked it.”” (via) Among Powell’s instructions:

Bombay duck is dried in the oven, but popadums are not at all easy to cook without making them greasy. A fish-slice is useful in holding them down and removing them at the right moment from the pan.

Sunday, February 5, 2012
Thackeray