Monthly Archives: March 2009


Grass and grass-eaters

Nancy gave me the most wonderful book: Table Talk, by the overwhelmingly acerbic AA Gill. The chapter on rice starts seriously enough, though: The grass family (Gramineae) is extraordinary. From its largest member, maize, to one of its smallest, teff, … Continue reading

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Of Sausages and St David’s Day

I do not, so far as I know, have a drop of Welsh blood in me, but I wish those of you who do a happy St David’s Day. I read that Welsh recipes have something in common with poetry … Continue reading

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