Tag: Childhood

  • Memories of food

    Memories of food

    Food triggers memory so poignantly and some of my most treasured memories are deeply entrenched in flavour and the act of eating. Hot chocolateWhen the weather is like this – the sky, the bare trees, the wilting hedge are all roughly the same colour, and rain drips half-heartedly (also known as miserable) – I remember […]

  • And now for cake: the best chocolate cake

    And now for cake: the best chocolate cake

    Every now and then I wonder who tried things first and the circumstances they did it in. What made so-and-so think it would be a good idea to mix together flour, eggs, sugar and butter, put it in the oven and hey presto, ‘Look at this, it’s sweet and fluffy and looks like the sponge […]